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Disruption is the Wake-Up Call Healthcare Needs

Posted by Max Schlather | Dec 5, 2018 8:41:00 AM

Health Innovation Lead Max Schlather sees Silicon Valley giving the healthcare industry a needed wake-up call. He shared his thoughts in an editorial on Healthcare Analytics News. Check it out below.

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When Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced their healthcare partnership earlier this year, it signaled that the companies were taking action on a reality some of us have known for years: The healthcare industry isn’t just primed for disruption — healthcare needs disruption. Since then, we’ve seen Amazon, Alphabet, IBM, Microsoft and Salesforce make a joint statement in support of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer conference, coming together to push for interoperability, a change that will make the market a friendlier place for the companies and their ambitions.

And we’ve wanted interoperability, too. Those of us in positions to see the whole of the healthcare ecosystem have a unique view of the medical-industrial complex that has been established. Holistically, the players in the market want to reduce costs, increase quality and improve outcomes; at a high level, there is consensus. Click to read the rest at Healthcare Analytics News.


Written by Max Schlather

Health Innovation Lead


Topics: Healthcare, interoperability, clinical data integration

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