Telemedicine and the sharing economy: The "uber" for healthcare

Brian J. Miller, Derek W. Moore, Chester W. Schmidt

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Abstract

Telehealth platforms, which include both competitors and complements to traditional care delivery, will offer many benefits for both consumers and clinicians, and may promote increased specialization and competition in service delivery. Traditional medical services providers face a challenge similar to that faced by traditional taxicabs after Uber entered the marketplace: how to compete with a connection services platform that threatens to disrupt existing, regulated, and licensed service providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e420-e422
JournalAmerican Journal of Managed Care
Volume22
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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