For those of you following our journey these past few years, you might be wondering how the recently announced partnership with Brigham Health fits into our developer-first approach to interoperability. I want to spend a few minutes to share where this journey has taken us and how this developing strategy fits into our vision for the future of health tech.
Building apps in healthcare is different from developing them in other industries. From the reasons we do it to how we develop and get them in the hands of users, creating technology in healthcare is its own complicated beast.
Here are three reasons why healthcare technology is so different from other industries.
I had the pleasure of trying to fit in on a panel of health tech experts this week at the Digital Medtech Conference in San Francisco. The topic: Preparing for a Successful Digital Health Pilot. The panel was moderated by Tamara StClaire (former CIO of Xerox) and included Alexander Grunewald (Healthcare Innovation at J&J), Cory Kid (Founder of Catalia), and, for some reason, they invited me too.
This morning, CommonWell Health Alliance announced that it would partner with Redox and other CommonWell members to build new application programming interfaces (APIs) to expand the services of its network and increase value for patients and caregivers. Our part in this equation comes in a few different flavors.
Redox has been on this interoperability journey for a few years now. Today, we announced that we closed our Series B round led by our new partners at RRE Ventures. Raising outside capital forces an organization to convey a vision for the way the world should be and show considerable progress towards making that vision a reality. I’d like to share a bit of that vision and progress here today.
I'm turning 30 this year, in a few weeks actually. Last night, my wife and I reflected on the past year and where we want the next to go. I told her that I feel like I'm strapped to a rocket ship with my best friends, and even when I come back to earth to be with her and our newborn, my head is sometimes still in the clouds. It's a jostling juxtaposition that I guess I need to grow into.
I had the pleasure of camping in the high desert Tuesday night as the rest of the world watched, one jaw-dropping state at a time, as Trump was elected president. In the morning I drove into town and turned on the radio to be shocked by the news, all at once. I began to race through the rhetoric of Trump's campaign, the policies he vowed to extinguish and the power he’ll have with a congress behind him: supreme court, trade policies, immigration, national security, social policy, healthcare—holy crap, he’s going to repeal Obamacare. As with much of his campaign promises, he vowed to remove legislation without a plan as to what would replace it. So what will Trumpcare look like?
"Selling to a health system is like breaking your arm." I’m speaking with J. Simpson over a Chick-fil-A in the sticky mist of the three-story fountain at MD Anderson in Houston. Many things purchased for UT System’s health campuses come across her desk at the UT System Supply Chain Alliance.
Some would say it’s a myth. Attempts to increase patient involvement in managing their health have been hurled from every angle, but it seems that until they are faced with a life-threatening illness, chronic diseases, or a broken bone, patients just can't be bothered to truly and proactively care about their health.