Aug 14, Brian Klepper
How will the drive to health care value affect health care’s structure? We tend to assume that the health care structure we’re become accustomed to is the one we’ll always have. But if we pull levers that incentivize the right care at the right time, it’s likely that many of the problems we think we’re stuck with, like overtreatment and a lack of accountability, will disappear.
Aug 13, Hilary Hatch
The movement to include the patient voice and social context in medicine is here. Listening to the patient’s voice and story, understanding the patient’s needs and priorities, and capturing that information in data reportable to the provider in the workflow is becoming increasingly common. So why is this movement taking off now?
Aug 12, Vince Kuraitis and Deven McGraw
According to a McKinsey analysis, the average patient will generate about 2,750 times more data related to social and environmental influences than to clinical factors in his or her lifetime. That’s a pretty good proxy for the amount of your personal health data that is NOT protected from sharing and use, under HIPAA or otherwise. What are the limitations of HIPAA, and can the pending “Protecting Personal Health Data Act” offer better protections?