Visions of Disruption: What’s expected of Amazon in Healthcare?

Amazon has been a hot topic in healthcare for at least a year. And for good reason. With the acquisition of PillPak, the Haven initiative with JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, Alexa HIPPA compliance, and the announcement that they’ll accept Health Spending Accounts (HSA), it’s clear that Amazon has big plans for healthcare. When I


The CMS NPRM: Opportunities from the Payer Perspective

The CMS NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) is much more interesting than many of the past interop-related rules. That’s because it gets specific. It gets specific about technology by calling out FHIR APIs. It gets specific about use cases, such as patient access to data, payer to payer interoperability for administrative data, etc. And


HCLDR, Access 2022, and more with Colin Hung

On this episode, we discuss the power of online communities like #HCLDR, a new push for healthcare interoperability in Canada called Access 2022, and much more. Our guest is Colin Hung, CMO and editor at HealthcareScene.com, and founder of #HCLDR. Online Communities #HCLDR is a weekly tweet chat (Tuesday’s at 8:30 PM EST) that has


The Path to Healthcare Interoperability

There’s a lot happening on the healthcare interoperability front: HIMSS has released a new definition for interoperability The CMS proposed rule is stacked with interesting use cases and is highly focused on making data available to patients. The ONC proposed rule attempts to address data blocking. Both proposed rules promote FHIR APIs. Emergency Triage, Treat


Building a Social Network for Patients and Caregivers

On this episode, we talk with Brian Loew, founder and CEO at Inspire. They’ve built a social network for patients and caregivers that provides a safe place for them to share their stories and learn from people like them. And it empowers patients to raise their hands and volunteer to participate in research that could

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Top 10 Things to Ensure Success in a Value-based Healthcare World

The transition to value-based healthcare is official. It’s happening. The only question now is how painful the road will be, and how effective we’ll be in improving outcomes and controlling costs. The fate of your healthcare organization will largely be determined by how you decide to proceed. Will you embrace value-based healthcare and enter into