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THCB Reader - Issue #11

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THCB Reader

June 27 · Issue #11 · View online
Everything you always wanted to know about the health care system. But were afraid to ask.

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In today’s edition of the THCB Reader: Rizwan Malik asks us to put aside the ‘buzzwords’ surrounding AI and actually understand how AI might improve a patient’s journey in radiology; Hans Duvefelt considers how medical providers can communally join and discuss their shared experiences & tough patient cases to improve both physicians’ and patients’ experiences in the workplace; and Adrian Gropper & Deborah Peel argue that the proposed draft rules for interoperability will fragment care delivery & poses severe privacy and security risks for everyone involved. On Health in 2 Point 00, Jess & I are in a lightning round, where we attempt to discuss every single funding round or IPO that has happened in the last couple weeks (8+ in health tech alone!)- Matthew Holt

June 26, Rizwan Malik 
Instead of revisiting the well-trodden road of what Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, or natural language processing might be, the data-science that underpins them, or what products and algorithms are currently available or pending, let’s consider how AI can impact the patient journey in radiology. From pre-imaging to image acquisition, reporting and post-reporting, AI could result in faster and more efficient patient-centric imaging. 

June 18, Hans Duvefelt
In spite of all the talk about team based care, medical providers today are terribly isolated. We are all collaborating with other staff categories, but not so much with each other. Instead of eating at our desks, holing up to stare at our smartphones, or giving up our lunches for structured meetings, we could find ways to interact with each other at work—eat lunch together and talk about tough cases, new things we’d like to try, and challenges we face as modern medical providers.

June 14, Adrian Gropper and Deborah C. Peel 
The draft rules for interoperability are over a thousand pages. Most of the complexity stems from a design that avoids direct patient direction and transparency the way we expect banking and other automated services. This approach fragments the patient and physician experience and poses privacy and security risks that may never be solved. At the end of the day, we must treat patients and physicians, not the data brokers, as the real stakeholders. 
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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 86 | Lightning Round!
Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 86 | Lightning Round!
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