by John Moore III | May 26, 2022

From Boost Mobile and Swype to Xealth: One Entrepreneur’s Journey into Healthtech

In this latest executive interview, Mike McSherry speaks with me about how his past successes in consumer tech and an entrepreneur-in-residence opportunity at Providence prepared him for tackling patient engagement in the healthcare industry. During our conversation, Mike recounts how he and his team explored 70+ startup ideas with Providence

by Jody Ranck | April 28, 2022

ChilCast Healthcare Tech Talks: Dr. Tania Martin-Mercado

Bias in AI and how to combat it On the latest episode of Chilcast: Healthcare Tech Talks, we are delighted to feature an interview with Dr. Tania Martin-Mercado, an expert in clinical research, biotech and public health. She joins Chilmark Senior Analyst Jody Ranck for a discussion on the issue

by Colin Rogers | April 12, 2022

Time to Move Beyond ‘Sick Care’ to True Health Care

Innovation begins with education: An interview with Dr. Gabriela Wilson It takes all types, especially to throw a mammoth conference like HIMSS. Payers, providers, investors and solutions vendors all gather together in their tens of thousands under one roof to discuss the future of technology in healthcare. From all over

by John Moore III | March 09, 2022

Show me the Money! Expected Health IT Investment Activity for 2022

Virtual care and consumer-centric hype has dwindled. What's next? The last two years have seen an explosion of interest in new models of virtual care in response to the COVID19 public health emergency. The need to continue providing care while reducing the volume of patients actively visiting brick and mortar

by John Moore III | March 03, 2022

Driving the Shift to Value-Based Care through Population Health Management

Creating a Sustainable Path for Providers The path to implementing value-based care in the U.S. healthcare system has been fraught with challenges and peril. There’s quite a bit of momentum when it comes to maintaining the current model, as well as the financial incentives already in place. As COVID drags

by Jody Ranck | February 22, 2022

Remembering Paul Farmer

A Legacy of Innovation, Fractal Thinking, and Health Equity Introduction Like many in the global health community, I was stunned by the sudden death of physician-anthropologist Paul Farmer this week. The leading voice for challenging traditional thinking in healthcare, he was known for demanding that health systems can do better

by Jody Ranck | January 18, 2022

AI and Social Determinants of Health

3 Ways Organizations Can Move Towards Health Equity Key Takeaways Growing interest in health equity is driving the creation of Chief Health Equity Officers and interest in new business practices utilizing SDoH and AI.  Data analytics can be both a source of bias that creates health inequities, as well as

by Jody Ranck | September 27, 2021

HIPAA, Trust, and the Impact of Data Poverty

Examining recent trends in SDoH, Privacy, and AI Key Takeaways Proposed changes to HIPAA (ONC PDF) that would make sharing data with social services organizations easier are raising privacy concerns. As initiatives such as the Gravity Project continue to build standards for SDoH, the privacy concerns of advocates will likely
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