November 4, 2019
In my latest podcast episode, John Glaser, former CIO of Partners Healthcare, discusses EHR systems and the burden on physicians from poor design and workflows, the opportunities to advance data interoperability in the near term, and the confusing landscape around information blocking legislation. He cautions against the “tyranny of a large number of good ideas,” which often leads to increased workloads for physicians and increases the overall costs for the health system with little or no business rationale for implementing many of those changes.
Big tech firms are aggressively pushing into healthcare. Amazon has launched a telehealth pilot. Facebook has rolled out a preventive health tool. Uber and Lyft are tying up with health systems. And Google dropped a cool $2.1 billion on struggling Fitbit.
Amidst all the backlash against data privacy and faulty AI algorithms, a new trend could have profound impact on societies across the world. It’s called digital nationalism.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
The consumer health wearables market is now a 2-horse race between Google and Apple. Can Google prove to be as good at the B2C business as Apple?
Ride-share companies are integrating more tightly into healthcare delivery.
One more big tech firm gets into primary care. But this one is different.
Unlike other tech firms, Amazon seems to be getting directly into the business of healthcare delivery.
AI has now become one more reason to worry about medical malpractice liability.
AI is currently at odds with personalized medicine.
One of the biggest healthcare tech firms finds itself in the news for algorithmic bias.
RPA’s poster child is in trouble. Time to ask questions about the other AI players and about RPA itself.
Small is beautiful? A study of hospital financial performance compares the big health systems with smaller stand-alone hospitals.
Not what the internet pioneers and libertarians imagined for the future as we celebrate 50 years of the internet.
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