Last Spring, after attending an Institute of Medicine meeting on Childhood Obesity, I wrote about fronts and Heroes in the Health Attention War. Arguing that…
Author Archive | Leonard Kish
The benefits of sharing this data are just too great to be ignored on both a personal and population level, and people now approve of sharing medical data to improve care by an overwhelming majority.We have a unique opportunity to drive the Social Conquest of Medicine, to work together to solve big problems–the key will be to find the right middle line between transparency and privacy. Based on exploring the 23andMe case, here’s what author Leonard Kish thinks we can do.
We are navigating between several health information worlds: health info, medical info and clinical info. The standards for truth vary with the risk from the…
Leonard Kish begins dissecting the 23andMe story, which was one of the more interesting healthcare developments in 2013. Mistakes were made on both sides, but 23andMe tried to be too many things for too many people, serving many conflicting masters. However, this is a big moment in the history of medicine as we try to come to terms with a social, big data era.
“Where do we come from, what are we, where are we going?”
The indicators are starting to show a strong correlation between the notion of giving and economic success. After all, it’s a well-worn truth that trust drives economics and exchange. Giving is a profound way to develop that trust within a community network. So, give thanks, then find the right community, and give a bit of yourself. Good things will follow.
The Holy Grail of Health IT right now is to create a trusted app platform and marketplace. We’ve seen that with Aetna’s CarePass and platform strategy. We’ve seen hints of it with United and Optum.
Could the Avado acquisition signal the beginnings of a true, trusted mHealth platform?
We can make the right decisions if we’re given real facts. It is true for health care, for prices, for data, for code, for physician ratings and innumerable other private, cloistered and opaque parts of our system. The problem is facts are often hard to come by, or heavily disguised in, the noise, but there is a solution.
Code-a-thons and shared creative spaces, may be the basic research labs of consumer engagement “drugs.” Read why Leonard Kish thinks they hold key insight that would be beneficial for the burgeoning health and wellness communities working to create true patient engagement.
Healthcare’s business model will be turned upside down in three years. Creation spaces and community architectures may be the answer to building trust and learning how to cope with the new normal.
The line between inpatient and outpatient is not simply about location, it’s about responsibility for making decisions. My own recent experience with an orthopedic surgery…