Sharing care: 3 advantages and 1 disadvantage of sharing services in the healthcare sector

The collaborative and sharing economy seems to have established itself as a growing market model, especially in consumer markets. Demos Helsinki created in the Naked approach -project two different scenarios for the hyperconnected Nordic societies of 2015 to 2040. In these scenarios, seven long-term changes were identified, one of which depicts the shift from owning things to owning data. In this post-ownership society, data have high values, perhaps greater than that of money. But what could this shift mean for national healthcare systems and services, which are one of the basic […]

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Three reasons why we need to talk about platforms

1. Platforms are a new, unforeseen and strong user of power Platforms that aggregate people’s needs, physical assets and labour. Companies such as Amazon, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and Uber are creating online structures that enable a wide range of human activities. This opens the way for radical changes in how we work, socialize, create value in the economy, and compete for the resulting profits. In future, all of our interactions with strangers will be facilitated by global digital platforms: from trade to meetings to services and peer-help. There are […]

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