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December 12 · Issue #33 · View online
Everything you always wanted to know about the health care system. But were afraid to ask.

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On today’s edition of the THCB Reader: Hugh Harvey & Shah Islam recap the most important AI takeaways at RSNA this year and predict which startups are worthy to watch and which ones will drop; Hans Duvefelt argues if the industry doesn’t invest in care coordination for patients or place in structured reimbursement policies, primary care will suffer and thus patient’s health will decline as well; and Amita Nathwani challenges the medical school system saying if more physicians were trained to think with an integrative approach to medicine, the broken system would benefit and the provider world could change. On WTF Health, Jess talks to Jean Castonguay, Co-Founder of NeuroTracker, which is a virtual training tool with a proven ability to help improve “cognitive fitness.” And on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I discuss Proteus Digital (finally) running out of money, Seema Verma’s jewelry getting stolen, and all the new health tech startups in Tokyo featured on stage at Health 2.0 Japan! Enjoy - Matthew Holt

December 10, Hugh Harvey and Shah Islam
In case you missed RSNA (or couldn’t find the AI showcase in the basement), here’s a round-up of the most important takeaways. From startups to watch and the fate of AI “app stores” to the best route to market, get a comprehensive look at the trends and predictions for the space. Despite the expected downturn in hype, the promise of a more automated future still remains an alluring possibility—and, if AI finally starts to make significant headway into human-level decision making, it is the teleradiology providers who have laid a solid foundation for delivery of AI into healthcare.

Dec 9, Hans Duvefelt 
Family doctors receive many reports from emergency room visits, consultations and hospitalizations, complete with a dozen or more blood tests, several x-rays and several prescriptions. But the time and effort spent on care coordination is not valued from a structure and reimbursement standpoint. If we don’t invest in primary care, patients will suffer from more and more fragmentation. So, what can we do about this? 

Dec 6, Amita Nathwani 
The current healthcare system has turned patients into healthcare consumers who must make their own choices, and who are more and more empowered to take control of their own health. As we do so, patients deserve doctors who understand the full range of choices that consumers face. If more physicians are trained and educated in medical school to think with an integrative approach to medicine, we can change the broken system, and doctors will benefit too.
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Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 102 | Proteus, Health 2.0 Asia/Japan, and…a Jewel Heist?
Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 102 | Proteus, Health 2.0 Asia/Japan, and...a Jewel Heist?
This Digital Health Tool is Proven to Improve Cognitive Fitness | Jean Castonguay, NeuroTracker
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