Disruption is the Wake-Up Call Healthcare Needs

Posted by Max Schlather

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.


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, clinical data integration, interoperability

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