from the for-when-you-need-to-know-if-you-have-ebola-before-dinner dept.
kkleiner writes "With the cost of healthcare services increasing, it's welcome news that a recent deal between Walgreens and Theranos will bring rapid, accurate, low-cost blood testing to the local pharmacy. A pinprick of blood from a finger is enough to run any number of a la carte diagnostic tests with results in four hours or less. The automation of blood testing in one convenient machine may mean that the demand for clinical technicians may decline, but the benefits of making blood analysis more accessible to everyone is enormous."
"A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple
system that worked."
-- John Gall, _Systemantics_