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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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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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Jeanne Hsu & Jeff Chan

The Pizza-Free Philips HealthSuite Hackathon

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March 10, 2015

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Challenges, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

When hackers meet up with big business, the result is a pizza-free hackathon – a recap of the Philips HealthSuite Hackathon

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Healthcare of the People, By the People, For the People

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March 9, 2015

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Challenges, Innovation/innovative companies:

On the night of Friday March 7, 2015, I started my weekend stint as a judge at the Philips HealthSuite Hackathon and I was asked to say a few words on stage at the beginning of the program. For a variety of reasons, it was this quote and concept above that came to my mind at the time and here’s why: the healthcare industry is going through its own civil war right now.

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

The Iron Triangle of mHealth Apps Due Diligence: What CEOs and Boards Need to Know

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March 7, 2015

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INDUSTRY, IT:

Old fashioned management experts will recognize the concept. They know that any project involves trade-offs between cost, quality and access. Improve any single dimension and the other two will suffer. Improving two means having to compromise on the third. In other words, there are inevitable trade-offs.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Lessons From The Anthem Breach

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February 28, 2015

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Change Management, INDUSTRY, IT, SYSTEMS:

There is much to be said (and much has already been said) about the need for privacy and security and protections in the case of Anthem, just as “helpful hints” have been provided after the fact to victims of all significant data breaches. My reaction, when reading about the unencrypted SSNs that were accessed in this attack, was: Why in the world are we using social security numbers as ID numbers? It doesn’t have to be this way.

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