- Wilbanks offered a sobering assessment of the healthcare industry's inability to process and share critical data. Hardware, software and antiquated, manual paper-based systems all play a part.
For an industry that makes up 20 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product and accounts for $3 trillion per year in spending, what the heck is going on? Read it and weep.
- — Nishant Kaushik (@NishantK)Wed, Nov 06 2013 00:00:12
- — GraemeThickins (@graemethickins)Wed, Nov 06 2013 00:00:56"Healthcare After the Deluge" John Wilbanks/Sage BioNetworks..this industry thinks 'network' means payment kind; fax is an API! #defragcon
- — Michael Davidson (@MichaelXBD)Wed, Nov 06 2013 00:15:56
- — Michael Davidson (@MichaelXBD)Wed, Nov 06 2013 00:18:11...how to protect, utilize deluge of data that's coming from all sorts of directions, and industry doesn't seem to care too much #defragcon
- — Jordan Wirfs-Brock (@jordanwb)Wed, Nov 06 2013 00:19:49@MichaelXBD @wilbanks For great reporting on how scary health care is check out http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/391/more-is-less … and http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/392/someone-elses-money … #defragcon
- Wilbanks focused on two particular and unique problems within the health data sphere — data access and a medicine reimbursement system that rewards treatment over wellness.
- — Jason Collins (@TheOEM)Wed, Nov 06 2013 00:24:32
- — Sharif Nijim (@snijim)Wed, Nov 06 2013 00:30:41
- Wilbanks cautions that some innovation is just plain sketchy. There's a real danger of creating apps without sound science behind it that actually endanger people. And returning to an earlier DefragCon theme: Data being shared along the API supply chain without user knowledge or consent.
- — GraemeThickins (@graemethickins)Wed, Nov 06 2013 00:14:47
- But there is some good news on the horizon as health records become more portable and new companies push to innovate.