If you understand healthcare through the headlines right now, you’re missing the most important things. Every Republican and Democrat, every member of the House and Senate knows that we as a nation, and every other nation of the world, are faced with this aging population challenge. How are we going to pay for more care for more people but with fewer resources? The U.S. health reform is not the only game in town. This is a global competition to see who is going to reform their healthcare system first and who is going to be at the lead of these new industries that are going to emerge around personal health technologies, genomics and m-health [healthcare that leverages mobile technologies such as smartphones, tablets and laptops]. As we fight about healthcare reform in the U.S., the rest of the world is leaving us behind.
— Eric Dishman, an Intel Fellow and general manager of health strategy and solutions.