We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/13 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Brian Stout (@thinkstout) from @hc1dotcom on the topic “How Can Precision Health Enable the Delivery of Personalized, Precise Care Without Further Driving Up Healthcare Costs?“.
We expect healthcare services that cater to our individual needs. All tightly squeezed into a seven-minute patient visit. Unfortunately, that’s not what we get. Healthcare instead operates in a system that operates under a one-size-fits-all, trial-and-error model—one that results in missed diagnoses, protracted illnesses, and premature death while wasting $765 billion annually. What’s worse, 128,000 people die each year in the US from taking medications as prescribed – four times the number of people killed by prescription painkillers and heroin!
We need precision health. Unfortunately, much of the data required to deliver personalized, precise care is locked away in disconnected databases, buried in clinical journals, and spread across multiple patient data silos. A promising category of solutions is emerging thanks in part to advances in machine learning, AI, and big data in healthcare. This category of Precision Health Insight Networks (PHINs) deliver the capabilities required to usher in a new era of scalable precision medicine. PHINs deliver mass personalization by aggregating previously siloed health data and transforming it into the signals that allow physicians to make care decisions that cater to each patient’s unique needs—with better results at a lower cost.
Join us for this week’s HITsm chat, as we talk about precision health.
Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: What does precision health mean to you and your organization? #HITsm
T2: What are the foundational needs in healthcare that must be addressed before we can improve outcomes with precision health? #HITsm
T3: What will it take for healthcare to get beyond the promise of precision health? #HITsm
T4: How is patient-centric data being used to inform decision making, improve quality and/or lower cost? #HITsm
T5: What can we do to get beyond what is best characterized as adversarial interoperability in healthcare so we can deliver the patient the right test, right prescription, right diagnosis, all at the right time? #HITsm
Bonus: What role do you believe precision health/ personalized medicine will have on our healthcare systems evolving response to COVID-19? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
11/27 – No Chat – Happy Thanksgiving!
12/4 – TBD
Hosted by TBD
12/11 – TBD
Hosted by TBD
12/18 – No Chat – Happy Holidays
12/25 – No Chat – Happy Holidays
1/1 – No Chat – Happy Holidays
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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