McKesson has been putting together some funny healthcare cartoons and now they’ve put out a funny video as well. While it’s funny, it’s also annoying to realize how real this video is for patients. We should be able to do better.
I was going through the Healthcare Scene archive of videos and realized I’d never shared my discussion with Mandi Bishop, Health Plan Analytics Innovation Practice Lead at Dell and Ashish Patel, Co-Founder of CareSet.com and DocGraph.com, about healthcare data. This was a really interesting discussion about various health data sources and what those sources of data could mean to healthcare. If you’re into healthcare data, you’ll really enjoy this discussion with two health data geeks (said with much affection).
At the HIMSS 2016 Annual conference, Shahid Shah from Netspective Media had a chance to talk with Souvik Das, Principal Data Scientist and Big Data Architect at Sutter Health at the SAP booth to talk about Souvik’s healthcare analytics ACO work at Sutter Health.
In this video Shahid and Souvik talk about how a healthcare organization should prioritize their healthcare analytics efforts. They also talk about the need to work on analytics that improve patient care, increase revenue, and increase efficiency. Plus, they highlight how it’s not enough to focus on the technical aspects of your analytics, but you need to also focus on the organizational aspects. Souvik also highlights the key concept that “If you’re going to fail, fail small and fail early.” Finally he talks about the need to have buy in at the executive level or the project will fail.
If you’re working on healthcare analytics or are part of an ACO Shared Savings program, you’ll enjoy this video interview of Souvik Das from HIMSS 2016:
SAP is uniquely positioned to help advance personalized medicine and healthcare analytics. The SAP Foundation for Health is built on the SAP Hana platform which provides scalable cloud analytics solutions across the spectrum of healthcare including ACO Shared Savings Programs. SAP is a sponsor of Influential Networks of which Healthcare Scene is a member.
This post is sponsored by Samsung Business. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
As we head into the 2016 HIMSS Annual conference, Healthcare Scene sat down with David Rhew, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness at Samsung. In our discussion we talk about Samsung’s role in healthcare and the HIMSS16 conference. We also talk about a wide variety of topics including: the digital hospital, the connected home, BYOD, mobile device security, and wearables to name a few. No doubt Samsung is playing a bigger and bigger role in healthcare. Learn more in this video conversation embedded below:
After talking about Samsung Healthcare’s plans and expectations for the HIMSS16 conference, David Rhew, M.D. and Healthcare Scene opened up the floor for other live viewers to join the conversation in what we call the “After Party.”
In this discussion we talk about the challenge of standards and mobile device interoperability and then we were joined by Dr. James Legan and Dr. Charles Webster who share some first hand experiences and insights into how the right medical devices can dramatically change the physician and the patient healthcare experience along with Dr. Rhew sharing his experiences. Find out all the details in the video embedded below:
As we head into HIMSS 2016 (#HIMSS16), we took time to sit down with the king of workflow, Charles Webster (@wareflo), to talk about the various health IT workflow and workflow technologies that we’ll find at the HIMSS Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Along with Charles Webster’s systematic review of 1000 health IT vendors already registered for HIMSS 2016, a number of health IT vendors hopped on camera to talk about their workflow technologies and related topics. Plus, we finish with where you can find a number of these vendors at HIMSS.
In this interview, Healthcare Scene sat down with 2 experts on healthcare interoperability. We talk about why interoperability isn’t a reality in healthcare today and why government regulation and certification hasn’t solved the healthcare interoperability problem. Plus, we talk about the role of healthcare interoperability testing in order to ensure scalable interoperability. We also talk about the FHIR standard and its potential in healthcare.
- Mario Hyland, Senior Vice President & Founder at AEGIS.net, Inc.
- Richard Ettema, Senior Lead Developer at AEGIS.net, Inc.
- John Lynn, Founder of HealthcareScene.com
In this “after party” discussion we dive into more of the details around healthcare interoperability including things like genomic health data interoperability. We also talk about the HIMSS 2016 Annual Conference and the HIMSS Interoperability showcase.
In this Healthcare Scene interview, I sit down with Curtis Dudley and Dr. David Delaney to talk about their precision medicine work at Mercy using SAP HANA to improve quality outcomes and reduce delivery costs using perioperative analytics. We also dive into why Mercy chose to use a third party analytics software instead of their Epic EHR. Plus, we talk about where Mercy and SAP plan to take these healthcare analytics platforms next and how they plan to share the work they’ve done with other hospital systems. We know you’ll enjoy this look into precision medicine at work:
Here are a few more details for our panelists:
- Curtis Dudley, Vice President of Performance Solutions at Mercy
- David Delaney, MD is Chief Medical Officer of SAP Public Services and Healthcare Industries
- John Lynn, Founder of HealthcareScene.com
In the “after party” we dove into more of the technical details of what’s required to roll out a healthcare analytics platform. We dug into Mercy’s approach to exporting data from their EHR and other data sources into SAP HANA and when they choose to just store pointers to the data instead of exporting all the data. We also talk about whether healthcare analytics is really available for the smaller health systems or if it really only works for larger health systems.
If you want to learn more about SAP’s work with Mercy hospital system, both Mercy and SAP Healthcare will be at HIMSS 2016.
SAP is uniquely positioned to help advance personalized medicine. The SAP Foundation for Health is built on the SAP Hana platform which provides scalable cloud analytics solutions across the spectrum of healthcare. SAP is a sponsor of Influential Networks of which Healthcare Scene is a member. You can learn more about SAP’s healthcare solutions during #HIMSS16 at Booth #5828.
Healthcare Scene recently had the chance to sit down with a panel of experts on patient identification and patient matching. In this interview we talk over the challenges associated with matching patients in healthcare and the damage that’s done when you don’t match the right patient. We also talk about the solutions to the patient identification and matching problem including the impact a national patient identifier would have on the problem. Finally we talk about CHIME’s $1 million National Patient ID challenge.
Here’s a look at those who participated in the discussion:
- Beth Just, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, CEO and President of Just Associates
- Michael Trader, President of RightPatient
- John Lynn, Founder of Healthcare Scene
If you’re interested in the challenge of patient identification and patient matching in healthcare, then you’ll enjoy this discussion:
Also, after the more formal discussion we take some questions from the live audience in what we call the “after party.” Along with discussing Beth Just’s new alter ego, we also dive in deeper on the topic of patient identification and matching:
I was lucky to moderate a panel at the Digital Health Summit at CES 2016. The session was called “Look Who’s Talking: Newborn Genomic Data Enables Precision Medicine” and I was joined by 2 amazing panelists:
- Andy De, Global Managing Director and General Manager for Healthcare and Life Sciences at Tableau
- Aaron Black, Director, Informatics, Inova Translational Medicine Institute
It’s amazing to see the work Andy and Aaron are doing with genomic medicine. It’s truly uncharted territory and we’re still discovering what’s going to be possible. However, I think we do a good job looking at some of the things that are reality today in genomic medicine.
Check out all of the healthcare IT conferences we attend throughout the year.