Healthcare 1.0 was broadly defined by focusing on defensive medicine, billing, and fee-for-service, culminating in the mass adoption of EMRs and data proliferation. So far, these efforts have failed to impact the quality and cost of healthcare significantly.
Healthcare 2.0 is a new wave focused on improving clinical efficiency, quality of care, affordability, and fee-for-value, culminating in a new healthcare analytics age. Analytics will be central to achieving the systematic quality improvements and cost reductions demanded by healthcare reform. This new age of analytics will require a foundational set of analytic information systems that many executives have not anticipated.