The JASON report suggests that HIPAA Covered Entities (mostly hospitals, doctors and their EHRs) are no longer the center. The future, labeled as the Learning Health System, now makes mobile and patient-centered technology equally important as part of the architecture and talks about interoperability with them rather than “health information exchange” among HIPAA CE’s and their Meaningful Use mandates.
I hope you’ll enjoy reviewing my slides from my December 3 presentation at the 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference. The presentation is formally entitled: “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?”… …but more informally, I pose and address 7 key questions — the answers to which will shape the future of the PDHP …
Good knowledge is at the core of innovation. The more that people understand the way the world works, the more that they can develop novel solutions to problems. This type of knowledge is called "causal knowledge."
Studies demonstrate that the people with the highest quality knowledge are the ones who routinely explain things to themselves as they learn. That is, these people consistently ask themselves "Why?" and then answer that question as they learn. When people self-explain in this way, they help to fill in the gaps in their knowledge, which gives them the raw material they need for innovation later.
For better or for worse, 2014 was a big year for consumer engagement.
Big on promises from industry on wearables, smartphone platforms, and connected health, to the tune of over half a billion dollars of VC investments in consumer-related healthcare companies.Big on growth for consumer-centered technologies (video visits) and disruptive models of care such as the 2,000 retail clinics that now exist across the country.Big on expectations from Washington for the greying patient portal model, which along with much of the rest of Stage 2, is turning out to be an ill-advised, ill-received and possibly ill-conceived plan for fostering better engagement.
In a vendor neutral approach, Cerner, Epic, Meditech, Athena, McKesson, The Advisory Board and several provider organizations agreed to provide acceleration funding and political will to ensure that HL7 implementation guides which enhance query/response interoperability are available by May 2015.
We will start publishing health IT Guest Columns on the blog. We look forward to learning from the greater community. To help fast forward this mission, we’ll experiment with an editorial calendar in 2015 to help encourage guest submissions.
More than 60 healthcare and pharma companies are among 100 targeted by hackers during the last year and a half, a cybersecurity firm reports. The hackers' goal—steal insider business information to profit in the stock market.