The Sharing Economy Comes To Hospitals To Help Cut Costs

“Health care is one of the most wasteful of all industries. Estimates show the U.S. system needlessly spends up to $1.2 trillion a year, all told.

Could collaborative consumption help reduce costs?

We’ve seen in other fields how sharing economy platforms such as Lyft and Airbnb can make use of under-used assets, like cars that normally sit idle on street corners or houses that would normally be empty during vacations. Cohealo is doing something similar for hospital assets, allowing for the sharing of drills and neuro-surgery systems.

Source: www.fastcoexist.com

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