New Book Blows Holes in Proposed Universal Health Care System

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Author Carey James Kriz examines the real issues facing health care in the U.S. in his new book "The Patient Will See You Now"

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Something is wrong with the U.S. health care system. …We have managed to create a system of perverse financial incentives that are paying for the wrong things at the wrong times. People in our health care industry make more money when we are sick and dying and a lot less when we stay healthy.

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The newly released book, "The Patient Will See You Now -- How Advances in Science, Medicine, & Technology Will Lead to a Personalized Health Care System" by Carey James Kriz, promises to spark new debate about how to fix health care in the U.S. Kriz questions popular proposed bandaid solutions to the health care crisis.

"Will universal health insurance fix our health care system?" asks Carey Kriz. "The answer is easy, absolutely not. A bumper sticker approach to solving problems means that you identify one big emotional issue and suggest an obvious solution. Often times this story comes back to the failure of our insurance industry. This is a great cause, but it is not the answer."

The new book represents one of the first serious attempts to address the major issues facing the health care community and has the potential to become a platform for the next round of debates on health care in the presidential election.

Excerpt from "The Patient Will See You Now":
"Something is wrong with the U.S. health care system. …We have managed to create a system of perverse financial incentives that are paying for the wrong things at the wrong times. People in our health care industry make more money when we are sick and dying and a lot less when we stay healthy."

Kriz provides hard hitting examples of what is wrong with the current health care system and how a variety of technical and business revolutions are converging with the opportunity to redefine the health care experience.

"Given the escalating costs of health care and the decreasing quality of life metrics we are seeing in the industry, the messages of this book could not be more timely," says Kriz.

To learn more about Kriz’ new book, please visit http://www.thepatientwillseeyounow.com.

About the Author
Carey James Kriz is the executive director of the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine and the founder and CEO of the Prospective Health Corporation. Mr. Kriz's career path has taken him through stints at IBM and to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His activities continue to span the U.S., Asia and the Middle East in health care and information technology.

"The Patient Will See You Now -- How Advances in Science, Medicine, & Technology Will Lead to a Personalized Health Care System"
By Carey James Kriz
Published by Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 0-7425-6204-2 / 978-0-7425-6204-2
$24.95
Order online and save 15% at http://www.rowmanlittlefield.com

The book is also available at major bookstores.

Media Contact:
Dan McFarland
614-314-1332
info@prospectivehealth.com
http://www.thepatientwillseeyounow.com

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