7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN Article

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My article “Seven Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem” is published in the February 2015 issue of Healthcare Innovation News.

You can download a copy of the article by clicking here.

Accompanying PowerPoint slides are available here.

Table of contents for the series--The Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem

  1. Patient Digital Health Platforms…A First Take
  2. Will Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?
  3. PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem
  4. 7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN Article

PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem

PDHPs HU 11, San Diego

I hope you’ll enjoy reviewing my slides from my December 3 presentation at the 11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference.

The presentation is formally entitled: “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?”…

…but more informally, I pose and address 7 key questions — the answers to which will shape the future of the PDHP ecosystem.  The answers aren’t all that clear yet because it’s very early and because most of the companies involved haven’t yet shared a lot of details about their plans.

The 7 questions about the emerging PDHP ecosystem are:

1) What’s the “Healthcare Platform Void”

2) How will the emerging PDHP ecosystem reshape the planet?

3) What’s the central issue? It’s about DATA!

4) Will PDHPs converge with mainstream healthcare?

5) How many platforms?

6) What are some “secondary” issues?

7) Why are PDHPs about much more than just healthcare?

You can download a copy of the PowerPoint slides here.

For additional perspectives on PDHPs, take a look at my previous blog post: Patient Digital Health Platforms…A First Take.

 

Table of contents for the series--The Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem

  1. Patient Digital Health Platforms…A First Take
  2. Will Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?
  3. PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem
  4. 7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN Article

11th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference, San Diego, December 3-4

 December 3-4, 2014 

San Diego, CA

Technology-Enabled Consumer Engagement & Behavior Change

 Register by November 17th to receive a $100 early bird discount.

 

The Healthcare Unbound Conference will focus on technology-enabled consumer engagement and behavior change.

 

Technologies to be discussed include wearables, mHealth, remote monitoring, eHealth and social media.

Moving beyond just a “cool technology” focus, this event will offer practical approaches for healthcare stakeholders and digital health companies. The program will address the reasons that the sustained adoption of digital health technology is below expectations and what can be done to change that, showing examples of successes and also highlighting lessons learned from failures. The conference is based on the premise that technology by itself is not the solution; the solution must be a combination of process (services), technology and business model (be it all combined in one company or via a network of partners) providing the end-to-end solution.

Conference Chairperson:

Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC

Speakers Include:

Marian Bartlett, PhD, Co-Founder & Lead Scientist, Emotient

James Brady, PhD, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, President, HIMSS Southern CaliforniaChapter & Area CIO, Kaiser Permanente

Eric Brown, President & CEO, California Telehealth Network

Nilesh Chandra, Managing Consultant, PA Consulting Group

Rebecca Chiu, Business Development, MedHelp

Darrel Drinan, President/CEO, PhiloMetron Inc.

Proteus Duxbury, Chief Technology Officer, Connect for Health Colorado

Skip Fleshman, Managing Partner, Asset Management Ventures

Derek Footer, President & Managing Partner, HardTech Lab

Bret Harris, Sr. Manager Business Development, Indiegogo

Royan Kamyar, MD, MBA, Founder & CEO, Owaves

Teri Louden, President, The Louden Network

Stein Lundby, Senior Director of Systems Engineering, Qualcomm

David Luxton, PhD, Research Health Scientist, Naval Health Research Center & Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, Executive Director, TeleMental Health Institute, Inc.

Gregg Masters, MPH, Founder & CEO, HealthInnovation Media

Mark Oswald, Global Head of Enabling Technologies, Janssen Healthcare Innovation

Melissa Palacios, RN, BSN, PHN, Project Manager of Telehealth and Innovative Outreach Solutions, Population Health Department, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers

J. Summer Rogers, CEO, nPruv

Jakka Sairamesh, PhD, Managing Director, Corporate Strategy and Analytics, The Advisory Board Company & CEO, 360Fresh, Inc.

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, CEO, Health Tech Hatch & Founder & Host, The Doctor Weighs In

Nick Semple, Managing Consultant, PA Consulting Group

Steven Steinhubl, MD, Director, Digital Health, Scripps Translational Science Institute & Cardiologist, Scripps Clinic

Chris Talbot, Senior Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Life

Gunnar Trommer, PhD

Jim Welch, Executive Vice President, Product Development and Customer Fulfillment, Sotera Wireless

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Population Health POV — “It’s About Patient Data”

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As a member of the Editorial Board of Population Health News,  I was asked to provide some personal perspectives for the October 2014 issue.

Here’s a quick sample:

Optimal population health will depend on obtaining and applying the “right” data — data to analyze individuals and populations, discern patterns, predict high risk/cost patients, enable needed behavior change or interventions and measure and monitor progress.

You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Editorial Advisory Board–Population Health News

Peter Edelstein, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Atlanta, GA

Frederic S. Goldstein, M.S.
President and Founder,
Accountable Health, LLC
Chair, Board of Directors
Population Health Alliance, Washington, D.C.

Thomas R. Graf, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Population Health and
Longitudinal Care Service Lines, Geisinger Health
System, Danville, PA

Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM
Global Director of Healthcare Transformation, IBM;
President, Patient- Centered Primary Care
Collaborative (PCPCC), Hopewell Junction, NY

James (Larry) Holly, M.D.
CEO, Southeast Texas Medical Associates,
Adjunct Professor, Family & Community Medicine,
University of Texas Health Science Center, San
Antonio School of Medicine; Associate Clinical
Professor, Dept. of I.M., School of Medicine, Texas
A&M Health Science Center, Beaumont, TX

Vince Kuraitis J.D., MBA
Principal and founder, Better Health Technologies,
LLC, Boise, Idaho

Al Lewis
President, Disease Management Purchasing
Consortium International, Inc.; Founder and Past
President, Disease Management Association of
America, Wellesley, MA

David B. Nash, M.D., MBA
Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health,
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Tricia Nguyen, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Population Health, Texas
Health Resources; President, Texas Health
Population Health, Education & Innovation Center,
Fort Worth, TX

Jeremy Nobel, M.D., MPH
Medical Director, Northeast Business Group on
Health; Instructor, Center for Primary Care,
Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard
School of Public Health Boston, Mass.

Samuel R. Nussbaum, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy,
Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint, Indianapolis, IN

Jaan Sidorov, M.D., MHSA
Principal, Sidorov Health Solutions; Chair, Board of
Directors, NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company,
Harrisburg, PA

What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations? Implications for Healthcare?

valuationQ. What Types of Business Models are Commanding the Highest Valuations?

A.  “Network Orchestrators”

Source: Dion Hinchcliffe, presentation at Salesforce Dreamforce conference, October 14, 2014

Where are there opportunities for “network orchestrators” in healthcare?

• ACOs
• Patient centered medical homes
• High-value health insurance networks
• Care management/population health management vendors & implementers
• Health information exchange networks
• …many others

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Will Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?

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Last week Apple held a huge media event to announce forthcoming products, including the iPhone 6, 6+ and Apple Watch.  Many of us in the healthcare world had been sitting on the edge our seats, hopefully awaiting news detailing Apple’s broader strategy in entering healthcare.  We were disappointed — no mention of Apple HealthKit, no doctors on the main stage, only a few teasers about how the Watch might be used in fitness and health monitoring.

Apple is a consumer technology company, and it’s natural to think that their efforts in healthcare will be aimed directly at patients.  However, I’ve been pondering whether that’s looking at Apple’s opportunity through the wrong end of the telescope.

Are physicians — 85% of whom own an iPhone — a much more natural and powerful strategic beachhead for Apple to focus on?

Table of contents for the series--The Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem

  1. Patient Digital Health Platforms…A First Take
  2. Will Apple’s Strategic Beachhead Be Doctors, Not Patients?
  3. PowerPoint — 7 Questions Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform (PDHP) Ecosystem
  4. 7 Questions Are Shaping the Patient Digital Health Platform Ecosystem — HIN Article

Our focus has been to figure out how to accommodate the 5% of patients that get their peace of mind knowing that they have absolute control of every piece of their data. Our focus really should be on the 95% that get their peace of mind knowing that when they show up in the ER, all of their data will be there.

Lawrence Garber MD, Internist/Medical Director for Informatics, Reliant Medical Group. Comment at ONC JASON Task Force, July 2014.

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Patient Digital Health Platforms…A First Take

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This post was originally published on the HIMSS blog with the title “Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs): An Epicenter of Healthcare Transformation?”

Apple’s recent announcement about its HealthKit platform is a beacon of a much bigger trend. We are at the early stages in the rise of a new business and IT ecosystem:

Patient Digital Health Platforms (PDHPs)

These new platforms should be high on the radar screens of healthcare providers. While v1.0 of PDHPs is starting fairly narrow, companies will be highly incentivized to move up the food chain into mainstream health data exchange, workflow integration, and virtual care delivery. PDHPs portend both opportunities and threats.

I’ll pose and provide some early answers to how the PDHP ecosystem might shape up. Here’s a preview:

  • What’s “The Healthcare Platform Void”?
  • Who Are Initial Players in the PDHP Ecosystem?
  • A Central Question: Will PDHPs Go Narrow or Broad?
  • What Market Pressures Incentivize PDHPs to Go Broad?
  • What Are Early Warning Signs that Some PDHPs Will Go Broad?
  • How Long Will It Take For All This to Play Out?

Consider this an introduction to PDHPs—you will discover more questions than answers. I’ll use Apple HealthKit as a case study to illustrate some examples.

Healthcare Transformation: Coping With the Neutral Zone

I’m being asked the same series of questions a lot lately:

Do you think the changes occurring in US healthcare are real?  Are we truly moving away from rewarding volume of care under fee-for-service (FFS) and toward value-based payment and delivery? Are the changes past the point of no return? Will the economic interests of the powers-that-be prevent real change from happening, just as they have done in the past?

The phrasing of these questions assumes a split, dichotomous view of the world — that change has/hasn’t yet happened. The questions also mask the underlying and difficult process of transition that people and organizations are going through.

There’s a different way to think about the transformation of U.S. healthcare — transition as a 3-stage process:

William Bridges 3 Stage Transition Model

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Here’s a summary of where I’m going with today’s essay:

  • Think of Transition as a 3 Stage Process
  • U.S. Healthcare—Entering the Neutral Zone
  • How Long Will the Neutral Zone Last? Quite a While.
  • So What? What are Implications and Actions? 

Healthcare Social Media: Real Engagement or Fluff?

Reprinted courtesy of mcol

Today’s Topic

Would your personal experiences and observations of healthcare social media indicate that real engagement is generally occurring, or to-date Is it mostly just promotion and marketing “fluff” that is being facilitated – and how can healthcare engagement objectives be better met?

Cyndy Nayer

President, CyndyNayer.com
Founder, Center for Health Value Innovation

As a person who uses social media to advance healthcare ideas, projects and policies, I’m obviously intrigued and excited about social media mean to the connected health. The opportunity to learn and share globally is huge, but it can be debilitating because of the vastness. So the question of “fluff” is excellent: who and how one interacts and is reciprocated is paramount to the success of healthcare social media, otherwise known as #HCSM or, often, socmed or somed. For those who understand the intent of each venue, harnessing and engaging the crowds is powerful. For those who don’t, here’s a quick primer:

Twitter is the headline, Facebook is the abstract, LinkedIn is the targeted focus on business (which, while it may seem more targeted, is actually broadening in scope everyday), YouTube is the movie trailer for coming attractions, Pinterest is the commercial, blogging is the foundational “home” that launches all of these apps, and it grows from here.

Social media shares information with those who care to tune in. Most definitely it’s not “fluff,” unless posts of any kind turn to deep, self-revelatory items or soundbites with little backup. Folks must choose their “channels” carefully, and even within, choose their “follows” even more carefully. I find that follow many, and many follow me, but I choose focus and interaction as my own work evolves.

The promise of social media lies in the interaction of the healthcare and healthy lifestyle systems with the end user, the consumer. With EHRs changing and merging along with the mergers and acquisitions within the healthcare delivery system, socmed can get confusing, cumbersome, and, in my efforts, often is turned off to the very persons who need the engagement: the patients and their families. That throws the consumerism into the user’s choice rather than a shared decision, where it would be more valuable.