- That people rapidly get rid of their single use devices if they can aggregate the same functionality on to their smartphones.
- That their initial usage tracks what their pre-purchase expectation were.
The early results from the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model where patient's pay a low monthly fee directly to a doctor and bypass the added complexity of payer involvement is suggesting this may be the right path to be explored. Lower utilization and higher satisfaction with equal or better outcomes for both the doctor and patient is what's in the literature. The Kaiser model also streamlines healthcare because it reduces the dual agenda independent payer/provider model to one agenda...and it works too.