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THCB Reader

January 9 · Issue #36 · 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: (e-Patient) Dave DeBronkart argues that even though the usability of EMRs is rough on its users, before their invent, visit notes were chaotic & messy and no one could keep track of a patient’s visit; Andy Mychkovsky lists his 9 picks of the most influential health care companies from the 2010s, taking a moment to name the ones that redefined health care for good and bad reasons; and Kim Bellard compares health care to hypersonic missiles, stating that the future of health care is a lot like these missiles: it will come fast, it won’t look like what the industry is used to, and it will arrive before the industry is really ready for it. On the WTF Health Show, Jess interviews Vivek Garipalli, CEO & Co-Founder of Clover Health, about how Clover had to become a health plan in order to get ‘reliable access’ to the longitudinal set of information that would truly help patients and providers achieve better health outcomes. And on Health In 2 Point 00, Jess and I discuss the million deals happening in the health tech world, including One Medical filing its S1, KRY raising $155M, ClassPass reaching unicorn status, and Komodo raising $50M. Enjoy! – Matthew Holt 

e-Patient Dave DeBronkart, Jan 8
The horrible usability of many of today’s EMRs has understandably caused a lot of bitching from their users (clinicians). e-Patient Dave totally empathizes and wants it fixed, but does anyone remember what visit notes used to look like before we had EMR? Dave shows us his own visit notes from an ENT appointment in 2009 and it isn’t pretty. If you have stories of patient harm or danger as a result of such unclear notes, Dave is collecting instances of such things.

Andy Mychkovsky, Jan 7
In order to celebrate the next decade (although the internet is confused whether it’s actually the end of the decade…), Andy takes a step back and lists his picks for the 9 most influential healthcare companies of the 2010s. Here’s a unique listing of companies that spanned the gamut of redefining health care for a variety of good and bad reasons. If your company is left off, there’s always next decade… 

Kim Bellard, Jan 6
How are hypersonic missiles related to healthcare? It turns out this technology is a great analogy for healthcare—we knew that the technology for hypersonic missiles was possible and knew we’d need it at some point, but we had other, more expensive, more traditional priorities. The future of healthcare is going to be a lot like hypersonic missiles.  It will come fast. It won’t look like what we’re used to. It will arrive before we’re really ready for it or can react to it. And it won’t come as a complete surprise.
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Disrupting Medicare Advantage for Data Access, Better Outcomes | Vivek Garipalli, CEO Clover Health
Disrupting Medicare Advantage for Data Access, Better Outcomes | Vivek Garipalli, CEO Clover Health
Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 104 | OneMedical, KRY, ClassPass, Komodo Health & LeanTaaS
Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 104 | OneMedical, KRY, ClassPass, Komodo Health & LeanTaaS
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