Sept 3, Kenneth Mandl, Dan Gottlieb, and Joshua Mandel
How do we support a patient’s autonomy to use tools of her choice to improve her health and contribute to research, provide her with options to share in the monetary value from downstream uses of her data, while also protecting her from predatory practices? HIPAA does not adequately address the issue. It’s time to consider new approaches to protecting patients’ health data without limiting choice or creating a bottleneck to innovation.
Sept 5, Adrian Gropper
Parallel articles in the New York Times and THCB this week frame the issue around patient health data as “barbarians at the gate.” These articles imply that we will know the barbarians when we see them and then rush to talk about the solutions. However, the real issue is an obsolete health IT infrastructure and how ill-suited it is for the coming age of Big Data and machine learning.
Sept 4, Ken Terry
Little progress has been made in the past five years to move U.S. healthcare to a value-based model. As a consequence, not many providers have yet made the crucial switch to a system in which they can be financially rewarded for saving money and improving outcomes. Until that begins to happen, costs will continue to rise at current or higher rates, and U.S. healthcare will remain dysfunctional and will fail to serve the needs of all patients.