Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Health Policy Insights from the Medical Home Summit

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March 28, 2015

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POLICY:

The Population Health Blog is back home after attending the intellectually rewarding Population Health Colloquium and Medical Home Summit. It was great to reconnect with old colleagues and make new friends.

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Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

More Sign Posts on the Road To Connected Health Adoption

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March 27, 2015

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IT:

But, think for a minute like an executive. You have information coming at you in an avalanche. You are used to reading headlines and instinctively sensing trends. If you read the headlines and didn’t think too hard about it, you’d have to conclude, “This is a big deal. We’d better get on the stick.” Next thing you know, that organization is scrambling to quickly develop a strategy for mobile health and patient engagement.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Meaningful Use Stage 3: The Buzz About APIs

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March 26, 2015

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IT, POLICY:

Key to these rules, which lay the foundation for a post-Meaningful Use incentive-driven Health IT ecosystem, is the use of APIs – for the uninitiated, “application programming interfaces” – or simplified connectors that allow for easier transfer of data.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

If You Gots the Poison, I Gots the Remedy: A Lesson for Digital Health

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March 25, 2015

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IT, POLICY, PROVIDERS:

I particularly like non-fiction that tells a story so well that it feels like the best kind of novel. The Remedy definitely gave that sense while telling the true story of how scientists and physicians battled it out to prove that there was such a thing as bacteria and viruses; that those things could in fact cause contagious disease; and, that sometimes, even though starting with the best intentions, those same scientists can go off the reservation and create bad from good as their motivation evolves from discovery to fame and fortune.

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David Rhew, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Samsung

Dr. David Rhew’s Journey from ID Doc to Samsung CMO

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March 24, 2015

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Digital health, mHealth14, Salber:

David Rhew is another example of docs popping up in organizations that, in the past, we would not have associated with the need to have physician leaders.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In (on Everythng)

Optimists, Pessimists, Health and Longevity

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March 23, 2015

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cognition & the brain, Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Medicine: wellness & disease, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli:

Factors that govern our health & longevity are not merely cheerfulness vs moroseness, they are positive vs negative attitudes, compassion vs hostility, love vs hate.

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How Mayo’s “Dr. Google” Deal Disrupts Medicine

How Mayo’s “Dr. Google” Deal Disrupts Medicine

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March 21, 2015

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IT:

While technology is disrupting the traditional doctor-patient relationship, the importance of traits such as compassion and careful listening will always remain. Collaborative health works best as a dynamic relationship.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Apple’s ResearchKit: What Would Elvis Do?

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March 20, 2015

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IT, Patient engagement:

I’m completely fascinated by ResearchKit, Apple’s new program for encouraging people to contribute their data to clinical trials. This program was announced at the same time as the Apple Watch and, it seems to me, was a total scene-stealer.

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Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

Sign Posts on the Road to Connected Health Adoption

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March 19, 2015

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IT:

As I’ve traveled the road of adoption for connected health for two decades, I’ve paid attention to the major sign posts — defining moments when the dialogue changes in such a way that the whole organizational strategy changes with it.

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Ralph Snyderman, MD, Chancillor Emeritus, Duke University

My Conversation With The ‘Father of Personalized Medicine’

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March 18, 2015

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Personalized (Precision) Medicine, Personlized Medicine World Conference, PMWC15, Salber:

Although we are still early in the genomic revolution, Dr. Ralph Snyderman, the ‘Father of Personalized Medicine,’ says we already know enough to practice personalized predictive care right now

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