Tuesday, October 06, 2015

#Health2con Thought provoking keynote from Bob Wachter

Health 2.0 Conference

Realtime notes from the ninth Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Here is the online Agenda:


Mission City Ballroom

Keynote: Dr. Robert Wachter

Dr. Robert Wachter shares insights from his latest book “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Digital Age” which examines the promises, controversies and obstacles in the new digital age of healthcare.

Team Finland make the introduction.

Check out the SLUSH event in Finland in November
Digital Health is the biggest track at the sLUSH Startup event.

Bob Wachter – Digital Health

Got involved in Digital Health due to disappointment that stemmed from the magical iPhone.

Computing has introduced unintended consequences as a result of their introduction in to Health.

The Bigger picture in Healthcare….

Better care under tight scrutiny at lowest possible cost.

Things changed due to ARRA/HITECH Act.

Two Transformational Trends

  1. Pressure to deliver High Value Care
  2. The Digitization of the US Healthcare industry

“We sort of know how to achieve the delivery of high value care”

Digitization will become the bigger deal that will ultimately support the High Value Trend.

Richard Baron: “The Staff came to work one day and nobody knew how to do their job….”

Pay attention to the workflow.

ER Physicians spent 44% of their time clicking the mouse 4,000 times during a 10-hour shift.

Alert Fatigue – A Real and present danger

70 ICU Beds in one month at UCSF:

2,558,760 Alerts per month. One audible alert every 7 minutes.
It is crazy when silence is a bad sign for the health of a patient

User-centered Design is about paying attention to how real users interact with your platform.

The Demise of Radiology Rounds

  • Digitization creates opportunity for infinite and costless distribution
  • Social relationships and communications will wither and morph
  • New parties will negotiate the power relationships.

Are we taking care of the digital person or the real patient?

Scribes – The fastest growing job in healthcare.

We have to understand the impact of new tools on the patient, nurses and doctors.

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Mark Scrimshire
IT and Health Data Ninja

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