Entries by Sarianne Gruber

Seeing Patients as People: Creating Clinically Relevant Social Insights Part I

“The need to see patients as people is very real. It is an ideal that will drive healthcare transformation.”  Mandi Bishop (@MandiBPro). Mandi Bishop prefers to be called the Chief Evangelist rather than the Chief Executive Officer.  Her new start-up, Aloha Health, launched this past July and she is making considerable traction.  I caught up with […]

Seeing Patients as People: Creating Clinically Relevant Social Insights Part II

“The need to see patients as people is very real. It is an ideal that will drive healthcare transformation.” Mandi Bishop (@MandiBPro) Mandi Bishop prefers to be called the Chief Evangelist rather than the Chief Executive Officer.   I caught up with Ms. Bishop in New York at the MedStartr Momentum, an Equity Crowd Challenge, where she won the […]

Mainstreaming Analytics in Healthcare: What’s Behind the Slow Adoption?

“The prospect of integrating disparate sources of information into a multifaceted canvas of patient experiences is a tantalizing one, yet basic concerns with the usability of electronic health records, the availability of health information exchange, and chronic lack of time, knowhow, and funding have all contributed to keep big data on the back bench.” Source: Top […]

Digital Epidemiology: On-Demand Public Health with Uber and Circulation

The internet has a rather detailed picture of the health of the population, coming from digital sources through all of our connected devices, including smartphones. This is digital epidemiology: the idea that the health of a population can be assessed through digital traces, in real time. Digital Epidemiology: Tracking Diseases in the Mobile Age. M. Salathé, J. […]

A Patient-Centric Pharma: Integrating Big Data and EHRs for a Real World Ecosystem

Having been successful for decades maintaining a traditional product-driven model, pharmaceutical companies are feeling their way toward a new business model: patient-centricity.  Hospitals, providers, payers and other health organizations have transitioned towards outcomes rather than products and services for several years now.  Pharma’s comparatively recent patient-focused approach has cultivated a strategic shift from brand to […]

September Sepsis Awareness Month: Intervention and Analytics

A Spotlight on Intervention and Analytics with Damian Mingle, Chief Data Scientist, WPC Healthcare On the eve of the Sepsis Alliance’s gala, attendees from national healthcare organizations walked the red carpet, posed for celebrity-style photos and partook in festivities at a trendy Times Square club – all to honor sepsis heroes, support survivors and remember those […]

Patient Engagement: A Digital Divide in Health Technology Accessibility

Hallmarked as a solution to improve healthcare quality, cost and safety, studies are showing health technology is up against a “digital divide” when it comes to patient engagement. At the Internet Governance Forum, Pew Research Center’s Lee Rainie, Director of Internet, Science and Technology Research presented the Fact Tank Report discussing the “digital divide” that exists in […]

Digital Health Innovator Dr. Todd Johnson Talks on Patient-Generated Data and Payment Reforms

“Where ever there are bundled payments today, physicians are typically required to report out on patient-reported outcomes,” says Dr. Todd Johnson, CEO of  Noble.MD.  The Pennsylvania-based digital health company provides a technology platform called Theo – defining a new standard as the interface for capturing patient-reported data.  At the MedCity Converge Conference, Dr. Johnson shared his predictions on […]

eCaring: An Essential Tool for Value Based Digital Care Management Part II

A “value-based digital health” reimbursement model as a plausible payment solution for new technology appeared in the 2016 McKinsey Report How Healthcare Systems Can Become Digital-Health Leaders by Gerardo Aue.  The concept advocates that since health systems hold the data needed to measure outcomes, why not use this information to measure the outcomes of digital health services? If […]