Good Neighbor Insurance provides both group and individual health care coverage in Arizona, as well as travel insurance for those vacationing overseas and for expats residing overseas.
We are happy to be able to share the following important information for our clients who currently have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona individual coverage.
The Internet was recently abuzz with the major health care story of Ebola in the United States. But, there was also an interesting rumor announced at the end of last week, to which people should really be paying attention.
As reported by Reuters, Facebook is taking aim at health care, our health care. The company is exploring creating online ‘support communities’ that would connect Facebook users suffering from various ailments.
Could Facebook really make this happen? Many don’t think they should, and here are a few reasons they shouldn’t:
People’s lack of trust in Facebook.There are many stories about Facebook asking for forgiveness in breaking user’s privacy, instead of Facebook asking for permission. People get upset if private photos get shown on Facebook. What would happen if their private health information gets out there too
Potentially less sharing on Facebook due to fear of hacking of private information.
Everyone is on Facebook.Every time there is some kind of security or privacy breach, people get upset and threaten to leave, but they never do. Every few months, a new website comes along claiming to the anti-Facebook, but no one leaves to go there. Facebook will be around, and when it comes down to it, we put up with the Facebook screw-ups, and continue using the service.
Lessons learned. Facebook has done its homework and has learned from the failed “Google Health” and Microsoft “HealthVault “examples of the past. It will be interesting to see how they roll this out when they’re ready.
No one is going to stop them.The health care field has been asking mainstream tech companies to look more at health care as an opportunity. 2015 could well be the year that the major Silicon Valley companies will be looking at how to make our health better. Will doctors, patients, and the entire industry be ready though?