Archive for Author: Afsaneh Naimollah

Sep 29, 2017

What are data crunchers missing in healthcare? Our September 2017 HIT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please click here for our September HIT Market Update. There is a saying that “In God we trust… but all others must bring data”. We agree. Without data, we trust no one. And we want analytics too. But even that is not always enough because those who crunch data in healthcare sometimes cannot deliver contextual precision. Here are a few examples: Population health management systems are focusing on the wrong population – Data analytics companies strive to identify that segment of the population that consumes the most $$. The concept is logical – crafting tailor made…

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Aug 28, 2017

Why young doctors will save the world? Our August 2017 HIT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please click here for our August HIT Market Update. The famous computer scientist, Alan Kay, once said that technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born. For those of us born before the advent of the internet and mobile phone, they are still marvels of technology. But for our children they are ambient. For them, self-driving cars, drone deliveries or virtual buddies like Alexa will be novel and new. In healthcare, we haven’t always welcomed new technologies. The resistance towards the adaptation of electronic medical records is a good example. Many physicians kicked and…

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Jun 29, 2017

Is Apple the next next thing in Healthcare? Our June 2017 Healthcare update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please see our June Healthcare IT Review here. We made a prediction earlier this year about the emergence of Apple as one of the most influential players in healthcare. Given the company’s recent activity, we are more convinced than ever that Apple is onto something big. Apple’s plan seems to be a play of building big software platforms internally and then acquiring select competencies to quicken their success. Here are the key components. Three years ago, Apple began introducing a series of health and fitness related apps and tools including HealthKit, ResearchKit and then CareKit. Using…

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May 30, 2017

Is Silicon Valley changing medicine forever?

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Please click here for our May 2017 HIT Market Update. There is a saying that Silicon Valley’s culture is like Tasmania or Madagascar because it develops different life-forms than anywhere else. For the past few decades, the area has been home to disruptors who do not sail on other people’s waves, but create their own. While most of us are busy worrying about MIPS and MACRA and how to implement bundled payment programs, entrepreneurs in the Valley’s are working on longer-term and highly ambitious healthcare projects. Below are just a few. You may think that some of them are outrageous…

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Apr 12, 2017

What needs to change in the healthcare spending formula? Our April 2017 HIT Market Update

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Please click here for our April 2017 HIT Market Update. If the U.S. healthcare were an economy, it would be larger than the GDP of Italy. So  what are some of the key drivers that can contract the size of our healthcare “GDP”? It sounds counter-intuitive. Nations strive to expand their GDP, but when it comes to healthcare, we have to reverse our thinking before it overwhelms us. The formula behind calculating GDP is: C + G + I + NX; where C stands for private consumption or consumer spending, G is the sum of government spending, I is the sum of…

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