SXSW Interactive 2015
Big Data Breaks Down Doctor Monopoly Over Sickcare
Patient care is provided by the entire care team. And that team includes first and foremost the patient and their family, followed by all of the providers and supports around them. Among those providers are physicians. And to date physicians have been driving the boat because they had access to data and were the only ones that could interpret it (lab values, imaging, research studies, etc). Now we live in a world where everyone is consuming, interpreting and acting on data: patients have wearables, nurses have care coordination apps, physical therapists have movement software, payers have population health management platforms. Despite all the buzz about patient-centered medical homes, patients need much more than that; they need a patient-centered wellness community. And everyone in that community has an app to track data.
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- How can care teams consume, interpret, and and act on patient data to support healthy living?
- What interoperability standards exist and how should we shape new standards to ensure patient protection without hindering innovation?
- What principles of design should all technology makers and providers know to ensure patient-centered app design?
- With quality measures narrowly focusing on hospital and payer performance, how do we know if/when the care team is doing a good job as a whole using data to deliver high-quality care?
- What does the future have in store for using data to shift the focus from hospital-based doctor-centric model of care to community-based patient-centric model of care?
Andrey Ostrovsky, CEO, Care at Hand