#HIMSS16 Twitter Round Up #2

Posted on March 2, 2016 I Written By

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Time again for a quick look around the Twittersphere from the HIMSS 2016 conference in Las Vegas.

I’m not sure getting run over is the right analogy. I agree that organizations that don’t change will fail. However, if they’re getting run over, then it’s likely by a really slow moving vehicle. Kind of reminds me of the analogy of the frog in the pot of boiling water. The changes happening in healthcare are happening so slowly that many don’t recognize what’s coming.

I think this is such a poor analogy that needs to die. Exchanging data in a money transaction is so simplistic. Exchanging healthcare data is at least an order of magnitude more complex.

I’m going to be chewing on this one for a while. What do you think?

I’m biased to this since it’s from an article I wrote. Does anyone think the future of healthcare won’t be built on the back of data?

We’re just getting started in genomics, but hopefully as we do we’ll learn the lesson from other healthcare IT that we have to present the data in a useful manner or it won’t be used.

I’ve heard this talked about a lot at HIMSS. Can we just start stating it as fact? Patients will come in with more info. That’s reality. Now let’s figure out how to make the most of the change.