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by John Moore | January 27, 2015

A Sneak Peek at Austria’s ELGA

Today I had the pleasure of having lunch with an informatics professor from the University of Wien and got an inside look into health IT in Austria. The highlight of our conversation was a discussion regarding ELGA - Austria's national health information network. ELGA Synopsis Timeline: ELGA is an Austrian government funded

by ndrao | August 12, 2014

Time to SMAC the Healthcare Consumer

SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud - is a popular framework for optimizing business performance through IT. The basic idea is that these four elements all play key roles in generating value from data through capture, storage, and application. Social refers to the consumer or end-user level, where data is

by ndrao | June 11, 2014

Can Apple Keep the Doctor Away?

“His treatment was fragmented rather than integrated. Each of his myriad maladies was being treated by different specialists – oncologists, pain specialists, nutritionists, hepatologists, and hematologists - but they were not being coordinated in a cohesive approach.” – Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson (p. 549) As you’ve undoubtedly heard, Apple

by John Moore | November 18, 2013

Whose Data is it Anyway?

A common and somewhat unique aspect to EHR vendor contracts is that the EHR vendor lays claim to the data entered into their system. Rob and I, who co-authored this post have worked in many industries as analysts. Nowhere, in our collective experience, have we seen such a thing. Manufacturers,

by corasharma | February 11, 2013

At the Intersection of Obesity and HIT

We Americans are on a very terrifying path, health-wise, based on the latest obesity projections from RWJF. Medical “innovations” around the obesity epidemic are unsettling, to say the least. Most recently, Dean Kamen (of Segway fame) filed a patent for a self-serve Stomach-Pumping Machine. Disturbing medical devices aside, what does

by John Moore | May 21, 2012

Sex Sells (or at Least Leads to Some Interesting Analytics)

One guarantee in the healthcare sector is that when it comes to personal health information (PHI), there is no lack of issues and pundits to discuss security and privacy of such information/data. If one does not jump up and down bleating on about the sanctity of PHI and the need

by corasharma | March 15, 2012

300 Million Asthmatics and the Future of Respiratory Monitoring

A few years ago my daughter began developing asthma-like symptoms brought on by reactions to pollen, cat dander, and other triggers.  I can still remember the panic I felt in my chest the first time she ran to me wheezing and crying that she couldn’t breathe.  Thankfully, her wheezing episodes

by ndrao | February 20, 2012

Forecast and Ramifications of Payers in the HIE Market: Part Two

(Note: This is the second of a two-part post.) Keeping it Local This is most representative of the status quo and the most realistic path forward for the vast majority of payers who typically operate at the local level. In this scenario, one or more health plans in a regional
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