Sunday, August 29, 2010

Health Credit Union?

Oximeter, Feasibility Model
I illustrate one of the many uses of Friendly Health Care as described before with a very low cost home monitoring pulse oximeter (see feasibility prototype photograph).

The client platform? An iPhone like device running iOS or Chrome (could be a high-end cell phone too). Analog electronics communicating wirelessly through bluetooth. Home medical monitoring and communications Nirvanna.

Its a free app. Buy the bluetooth monitor device that fits your needs. The host? A mashup of, say, Facebook and Google etc. Patient medical data is aggregated while protecting individual identities with state-of-the-art privacy protection (encryption, trust proxies etc.)

Remember, the revenue model is composed primarily of annual membership fees and carefully vetted institutional advertising.

One of the biggest obstacles to the public domain medical device idea is the manipulation of the regulatory environment for anti-competitive reasons. It is much less expensive to buy a raising of the regulatory bar to prevent new entrants. The clever part of this is the fat cat manufacturer's can claim to be helping the government protect consumers when the major objective is to eliminate competition.

NOTE: This part of BuzzTheHill is not fictional. Consider this post a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed in it, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

No comments:

Post a Comment