Future of Healthcare Grounded in Data, But Details Fuzzy, Article by Evan Sweeny, Fierce Healthcare

 

A recent series of discussions at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland addressed the growing importance of access to integrated patient health data to “improve outcomes and transform the industry.” Well-known discussion panelists included Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, writer, and public health researcher and Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

The article notes, “Most agreed that individuals, rather than institutions, should own their health data;” however, panelists “struggled to explain how to put data into a patient’s hands and how to achieve interoperability” given the health system’s current fragmentation.

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