Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Accelerating Health 2.0

There are about 24 people physically in the conference room at Manatt Health Solutions in San Francisco. There is also a conference line with people listening to the session.

Health Care is not a free market.

The employer holds the purse strings.

Consumers need to be engaged where the dollars flow from which is invariably the employer. Google and Microsoft have recognized this in just the last two months.

What do we need to change: Control.

If we achieve one change it is the realization that we need to let go and not worry about controlling all aspects of the relationship with the consumer.

At the center we need to focus on Infrastructure, Information and Incentives.

What are we accelerating towards?

The concepts I have been promoting at HealthCamp (such as HealthCampSf this coming Friday October 24th) We need to leverage standards initiatives that are evolving in the Social Networking space. We need to do this because that is where the consumer, the person at the center of the challenge, is to be found.

Some examples of current projects:

PharmaSurveyor and DestinationRx explained by Erick Von Schweber of PharmaSURVEYOR.

PharmaSurveyor is focused on Drug interactions. DestinationRx is concerned with cost effective sourcing of prescription drugs. Initial collaboration and interoperability has now extended to Mike Kirkwod's Polka DOT com and Barry Appelman's Doublecheckmd. The interoperability is using a drug list XML (CCR) on a peer-to-peer basis.

This is the same format that CVS uses. They issue 10-20,000 records per day. Google can consume this same format in Google Health.

Kryptiq can grab CCR clinical information record from Sage Software's Health Care software and post it to Microsoft's HealthVault.

Private Access has a workflow tool that can reach out to the patient and get preferences around how the patient want's data to be used. This for example allows patients to choose if they want to be discovered for recruitment in clinical trials.

Health 2.0 Accelerator is focused around consumer centric solutions. Helping consumers Co-Manage their care.

Should the accelerator focus on how to define and share clinical data. Does this mean we should apply microformats to health data to enable sharing?

I think there is mileage in the Health 2.0 Accelerator taking a role as a Health focused extension of the DataPortability.org initiative.

1 comment:

  1. Mark:

    Great post. I was traveling on the East Coast last night, so I was on and off the call, but missed your introduction.

    Best of luck with HealthCampSF. Sorry I cannot make it. Give my best to the DC crowd!