What’s up with IBM Watson Health? A Discussion on the State of AI in Healthcare with Paddy Padmanabhan
IBM Watson Health came on the scene with swagger and promises. They were going to revolutionize healthcare! And now the unit may be for sale. We don’t yet know what’s really going on there, but the commentary surrounding this rumor provides some interesting points for discussion. What is the state of AI in healthcare? Is
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What is the role of a doctor at a digital health startup? Why are they needed? What jobs will they do? How do you find one? And how can you tell if they will be a fit for your team? If you’re a doctor considering this move, you may have similar questions in reverse. What
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Direct Contracting is a new model from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI, or the CMS Innovation Center) aimed at reducing expenditures and preserving or enhancing quality of care for beneficiaries in Medicare fee-for-service (FFS). At a minimum, it’s an opportunity for providers to change the way they care for Medicare FFS patients.
As of 2015 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT had awarded $548 million in grants to states to establish health information exchanges (HIE). I have no doubt hundreds of millions of dollars more have been invested in various ways since then. So, when faced with one of the most daunting healthcare data challenges