The Failure of Rural Healthcare: A Symptom of More to Come

The Failure of Rural Healthcare: A Symptom of More to Come

While rural communities face some unique challenges not present in urban environments, the overarching issue is the same across America: healthcare is provided to patients in a sub-optimal business model for high quality, cost-effective treatment. Here is a look at what an optimal provider structure for rural communities could look like.

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Investigating Claims of Provider Industry Success

Investigating Claims of Provider Industry Success

I have had many conversations with representatives from provider institutions over the last 12 months, and there is a clear distinction between those who see our current industry structure as bad for their patients and those who see it as the best possible solution. Many of the conversations with the latter group have focused on a couple key points that I wanted to put some some data and thought behind. As with everything in healthcare, nuance is of the highest importance

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Why Your Health System Won't Share Your Data

Why Your Health System Won't Share Your Data

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to move data between systems have been around for nearly 20 years. Every tech-enabled company relies on thousands of them for internal and external system communication every second. However, in healthcare, we liken this concept to curing cancer with regard to complexity.  We need to get out of this bubble. Interoperability and data integration is not a hard problem to solve - it has been solved millions of times over in other industries.

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The Link Between Physician Burnout and Provider Business Models

The Link Between Physician Burnout and Provider Business Models

Levels of physician burnout are most impacted by the business model in which a provider operates. Technology has certainly contributed to it, but that is because the tech was built for the goals of the business model. The most important thing we can do to address this problem is convert as much of the industry as possible to reward value over volume

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Deep Dive: Addressing Social Determinants for a Better Tomorrow

Deep Dive: Addressing Social Determinants for a Better Tomorrow

I attempt to provide an overview of social determinants of health, the impact they have on health outcomes, how we have attempted to address them in both the public and private spheres, and the role technology can play going forward.

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