Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker updated her Internet Trends 2012 report this week.
If you feel like you can’t keep up with the current rate of change, brace yourself. Clicking through Meeker’s re-imagination slides makes you realize how much the ground has shifted and how much more change is on the way. Scroll down to see her slides.
The report covers:
- Basic stats about Internet and mobile growth
- Re-imagination of everything
- The asset-light generation
- USA, Inc.
The re-imagination section covers everything from door locks to product development to education. She calls out the wallet, education and healthcare as three targets ripe for reformation.
She also illustrates how young people are trading stacks of albums for the cloud and full-time jobs for freelance work (more by necessity than choice for some).
What would healthcare look like if it were revamped to fit the asset-light generation?
From the patient’s perspective, everything would have to be mobile, accessible and convenient:
- All healthcare records in the cloud
- Insurance from exchanges, not from employers
- Prices would be transparent
- Control of personal health data via privacy settings similar to those on Facebook
What would this mean for hospitals?
- Smaller campuses and more rental space in malls and big-box stores
- More space dedicated to telemedicine
- More mobile units to take care to individuals
- Fewer specialists as the talent-as-a-service trend comes to healthcare
What else needs to change? Share your suggestions and I’ll update the post with new, good ideas from the discussion.
It's not that simple. Cloud technology still not proven to be that secure--HIPPAA, losing records during IT glitches, amongst other concerns. I guess if one stays healthy with absolutely no chronic health problems, mobility would suffice. Technology devices themselves change so quickly and are so costly that I for one question whether this is truly saving anyone ANYTHING!
Vanilla, if you attend any VC meeting. While interesting the disconnect resides from the care giver/provider side. She should walk the walk with doctors. All sounds good, where the sugar will be bringing both parties together, that's the challenge.