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Is Someone Stealing Your Health Data?

In 2017, Facebook held a widely reported health summit for pharmaceutical companies to propose ways that user “likes” and demographic information could be enlisted to better target drug ads. After Facebook was outed in the recent scandal, CNBC reported that the company was looking into selling user information to hospitals and medical institutions, [...]

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Interviews and Research|

Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and others want to fix one of the most broken things about health care

There are many broken things about the U.S. health care system. But one of the biggest and most overlooked problems is that patients still find it too hard to share their medical information between doctors, especially those working in different hospitals. It’s a huge problem for many reasons: It makes [...]

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Interviews and Research|

Apple’s Pact with 13 Health Care Systems Might Actually Disrupt the Industry

An announcement on January 24 didn’t get the large amount of attention it deserved: Apple and 13 prominent health systems, including prestigious centers like Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania, disclosed an agreement that would allow Apple to download onto its various devices the electronic health data of those [...]

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Interviews and Research|

Here’s what needs to happen for digital health care information-sharing to actually become a successful reality

A vision delivered needs relentless focus on execution Jared Kushner and Seema Verma’s vision of a patient-centered health care information-sharing ecosystem through the MyHealthEData initiative drew near-universal praise, including my immediate take following last Tuesday’s announcement. In the days that followed the launch, a multi-stakeholder coalition, of which I am a part, pledged to enable consumers to [...]

March 15th, 2018|Categories: Interviews and Research|

CareJourney Open Data Report

In late August, CMS released the 2017 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The big news was that the program generated net savings for CMS for the first time, as ACOs saved the federal government $313.7 million. Most high-level trends persisted from previous years: ACOs with [...]

March 8th, 2018|Categories: Interviews and Research|

A prescription for healing the healthcare industry

The year is 1900. Life expectancy is 47 years. Almost all hospitals in the U.S. are nonprofit institutions founded by religious organizations. More people die in war due to infection than in battle. Fast-forward to today. Healthcare in the U.S. has ballooned into a massive industry worth $3 trillion. The [...]

December 7th, 2017|Categories: Interviews and Research|