Matchmaker HealthXL forges a “marriage” between startup HealthBeacon and the venerable Cleveland Clinic. They demonstrate that by developing a deep understanding of the needs, wants, and goals of each company, it can lead to a partnership that might not have happened absent the skills of the matchmaker.
If I had been anywhere else, I would have been surprised to see so many people wearing Google Glass. While Glass has kinda disappeared as a must-have accessory for fanboys and fangirls, folks interested in exploring new frontiers in health care wearables are building software to enable Glass to do cool new things.
I have just returned from HIMSS 2015 where I found that this hypothetical hybrid Monster has come to life, much to my surprise. In three short years, HIMSS has gone from an event where electronic medical records (EMRs) took center stage to one where the focus was very much on the patient/consumer, a voice that was entirely missing in the HIMSS of 2012.