It has been a whirlwind few weeks attending attending a variety of conferences- all attaching the problems in healthcare from a different vantage point. The variety of key takeaways represents some of the unconnected pieces of the very complex health care system. At StrataRx- I was happy to hear of some additional progress in data… Continue reading From StrataRx to Habit Design and the Center For Body Computing
Using Big Data to Personalize the Healthcare Experience from DrBonnie360 https://www.slideshare.net/DrBonnie360/using-big-data-to-personalize-the-healthcare-experience If you would like to see the slide with notes, click here.
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with a flash of creativity (or good idea)? The idea for “Communities, Platforms and Data” came to me in the middle of the night as one of those flashes of creativity. While researching “Mobile Social Games for Health,” I found an evolving ecosystem of… Continue reading A Burst of Creativity Comes to Life
Genomics is making headlines in both academia and the celebrity world. With intense media coverage of Angelina Jolie’s recent double mastectomy after genetic tests revealed that she was predisposed to breast cancer, genetic testing and genomics have been propelled to the front of many more minds. In this new data field, companies are approaching, collecting, analyzing… Continue reading The Role of Big Data Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Genomics Part I
Part Three: Election Day special: Regulatory Obstacles (continued from Part Two) By Ellen Martin Here is a 352-page description of US healthcare regulation as of 2006: Robert I. Field’s Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise. Click Here It is always mind boggling to hear so many in Silicon Valley toss throwaway lines about the failures… Continue reading (Part 3) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities
Part Two: Healthcare Structural Issues (continued from Part One) By Ellen Martin First, let’s recognize the fundamental market disconnect between providers, consumers (patients) and (third-party) payers (employers, insurance companies, managed care), which is a fundamental reason that healthcare is not a free market. The tax-advantaged, employer-provided insurance system is a historical accident of circa-WWII business practice… Continue reading (Part 2) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities
Part One: Introduction By Ellen Martin As evidenced by StrataRx, as well as our Hype and Hope white paper, expectations run high regarding data’s potential to transform healthcare: lower costs, fewer errors, and better patient outcomes. So high, indeed, as to suggest we are nearing the peak of a hype cycle, with inevitable disenchantment ahead.… Continue reading (Part 1) The Data “Revolution” in Healthcare: Obstacles and Opportunities