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Future Health IT--Not

Picture of water.I have just written an article on convergence in healthcare. I interviewed a director of a major software company (I will post more when the article is published) who reminded me that most healthcare companies have concentrated on developing products for 1 billion of the world's population; 5 billion in the developing world have, by and large, been neglected.

I spotted an article in London's Metro newspaper about a device costing £1.50 (less than $3) that prevents deaths from water borne bacteria and viruses causing typhoid, cholera and diahorrea. Half of the world's poor suffer from water borne disease.

Lifestraw uses a slalom of filters to purify water and has been used in Asia, Africa and South America.

Off topic and low tech, I know--but effective.


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