January 20, 2020
This past week, patient data dominated the news cycles. First off, we had the ONC publish its 5-year IT plan planting a new stake in ground in its fight for patients to have unfettered access to their data (and promoted API-led connectivity as a means to getting there). We include a piece from Politico which unpacks the politics and vested interests pushing for and against patient access to their data. Separately, Google found itself in a defensive position on its recent spate of data-sharing partnerships, even as EHR vendor Epic reportedly has started notifying its clients of its intent to suspend integration work with Google Cloud, citing a lack of customer interest.
By coincidence, our podcast guests this week are from Epic. Sean Bina, VP of Access and Patient Applications and Seth Hain, VP of R&D (it’s a doubleheader!) discuss how they are driving patient experience and clinical outcomes through advanced analytics on cloud platforms that their customers choose to work with. Epic is also unique in its efforts to drive price transparency by providing cost information for procedures to patients at the point of care. Take a listen.
And for the grand finale, we picked the weirdest story reported from JPM week in San Francisco.
Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
The proposed 5-year plan from ONC pushes for API-led transformation of health IT and renews its pledge to increase patient access to their medical records.
The politics and the vested interests pushing for and against patient data sharing.
Google Health clarifies the details of its arrangement with Ascension.
Epic has been notifying customers it will stop pursuing further integration with Google Cloud.
Can the reporting from JP Morgan get any weirder? You decide.
The grim stats on healthcare data breaches. Providers are the most vulnerable today.
Do you know what “ageotype” you are?
The unraveling of partnerships between pharma and digital health is mainly due to lack of acceptance in clinical workflows in hospitals.
The CIO of NYU Langone talks about their digital front door app.
Digital health M&A is off to a strong start this year.
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