January 27, 2020
Big tech firms, EHR firms, and the HHS are on a collision course over access rights to patient data. Facing disruption over its exclusive access to patient data, it emerged that EHR vendor Epic had been sending out mailers to hospital CEOs to push back against the proposed HHS rules that aimed to liberate the patient data and open it up to access by patients, researchers, and technology innovators. The non-profit group Carin Alliance is brokering a meeting this week to get tech firms to align around ground rules for granting access to patient data.
It’s ironic that we should be witnessing the disruption of the established order of control of patient data at this moment in time. Last week, we lost a giant in the field of management thinking, Clayton Christensen, who gave us the original insights around how disruptive innovation can upend the established order. His seminal book from the nineties, The Innovator’s Dilemma, was a wake-up call for the leaders of well-established firms about the unseen and unknown risks from innovators at the outer edges of their markets. Fans of his work included Andy Grove of Intel (whose own book was suitably titled – Only the Paranoid Survive). We include a tribute to Prof. Christensen from the NY Times.
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Digital transformation in healthcare: our picks for the week
Few management theories caught on as much as Prof. Christensen’s views on the power of disruptive innovation.
In a dramatic turn of events, Epic seems to be pulling out the stops to mobilize support for its concerns over proposed HHS rules granting access to patient data.
Big tech firms are too busy signing data-sharing deals to step into the debate over patient data access. However, there are real concerns over how digital health apps are playing fast and loose with the data they gather.
Google has been coming out strongly in their words and actions when it comes to making a serious long-term investment in healthcare.
Data sharing deals between hospitals and tech firms are more widespread than anyone thought. And everyone seems to have overlooked how easy it is to identify patients even with apparently “anonymized” data.
Pharma’s insatiable appetite for patient data obtained indirectly through digital health companies.
The slowdown in the personal genetic testing market may have serious implications for their business model which is about monetizing the data by selling it to pharma companies.
The new generation of physicians in training are enthusiastic about data, analytics, and tech-enabled healthcare. That is encouraging news for digital health innovators.
Breakdown of digital health and digital therapeutics marketplace. Much confusion over terminology, no clear pathway to success.
John Kravitz, Geisinger Health CIOand 2020 Chair of CHIME, shares his priorities.
Time to scrub all those social media profile pics and replace it with a bitmoji.
Healthcare chatbots seem to have low EQ so far.
“Active” EHR usage is now the subject of Taylorian time-and-motion studies.
The latest from Damo Consulting
“We give hospitals the ability to quickly and securely send patient records to outside clinicians.”
Our monthly update on major global IT consulting and services firms in healthcare. It provides latest financial and market performance updates on WITCH companies along with other global IT consulting firms.
Damo Consulting is very pleased to welcome Ed Marx and John Glaser to our inaugural board of advisors.
Our latest white paper explores how health systems can accelerate digital transformation.
A review of the financial and market performance of global technology consulting firms in healthcare.
Our latest research report explores the current state of digital transformation in healthcare.