Archive for Author: Afsaneh Naimollah

Mar 1, 2017

HIMSS 2017- who will win the battle between the doom sayers and the optimists?

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please click here for our March 2017 HIT Market Update. Last week we attended HIMSS, the largest HIT conference. Although we were warned that the mood could be somewhat subdued, and despite a few cautionary signs, we came back inspired by the technologies we saw, the entrepreneurs we met and the outlook for the future. Here are a few of our observations. 1. Most vendors appeared cautiously optimistic. Whether TrumpCare repeals or replaces ACA, people believe that the same IT sectors such as data integration, analytics, care management, and consumer technologies will remain as key priorities…

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Jan 26, 2017

6 predictions for healthcare in 2017 – what you need to know. Our January 2017 Healthcare Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Click here for our January 2017 HIT Market Update. It is a new year. Time again to take out our crystal ball and share our top predictions for 2017. In keeping with our tradition, we have tried to think beyond some of the headlines such as the repeal of Obamacare and how that could slow down IT adoption. Instead we have attempted to enumerate the more subtle shifts that could impact the most active sectors for capital raising and M&A. AI will move beyond the brute force of using lots of processors and large memories. The…

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Nov 29, 2016

A Few Suggestions for Our New President – November 2016 Healthcare IT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Click HERE for the November 2016 Healthcare IT Review. Much has been written about “TrumpCare”- the successor to Obamacare – and what the new administration may or may not do with the ACA and Medicare/Medicaid programs. Rather than speculating about specific provisions, we would like to offer a few suggestions regarding the importance of the emerging industry standards. MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems) aimed chiefly at ambulatory providers and MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015), which establishes new ways to pay physicians for caring for Medicare beneficiaries, are both good ideas and we…

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Oct 31, 2016

Can Blockchains save our healthcare system? Our October 2016 HIT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Click HERE for the October 2016 Healthcare IT Review. In the early 1980’s, corporate executives at IBM and AT&T predicted that global demand for personal computers would top 1,000 units and there will only be 2,000 subscribers for wireless phones. The world is a different place now. And yet, we hear echoes from the past where sceptics in our industry say change will come slowly and incrementally, if at all. Healthcare, they claim, is different and it would be difficult to make sweeping changes to the industry quickly. But the reality is different. Not only is change…

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Sep 29, 2016

Machine vs. Man – Are clinical decision support systems enough? September 2016 Healthcare IT Review

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Dear Clients and Friends, Click HERE for the September 2016 Healthcare IT Review. For years we have been hearing about the potential of sophisticated clinical decision support (CDS) software systems that can assist doctors with their decision making process. These systems bring together a variety of clinical data which are analyzed through proprietary algorithms, aiming to improve outcomes and reduce costs. The promise of precision medicine, it is argued, can only materialize through the use of advanced CDS systems. But the science of clinical decision support alone is not enough. What has been missing is the ability to combine the data…

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