Will Healthcare Bank on Banks?
If John Casillas is correct, one day we'll use financial Web sites for more than paying bills and checking balances, like some 53 million Americans already do. We'll be paying physicians and checking cholesterol scores. Casillas is the founder of the Medical Banking Project, a Franklin, TN-based think tank. Since 2001, he has been working toward an unusual goal. The very term "medical banking" begs for a definition. "It is merging two different worlds," Casillas says. "I want to optimize banking systems to provide better healthcare."