PULSEcast Ep. 1 – John Halamka: Making the Most of Decentralized Data
John Halamka is preparing for a forthcoming sea change in the way we extract value from health information: the decentralization of data. While the electronic health record (EHR) and the data that physicians feed it have been touted as the gold standard for clean, quality data, healthcare leaders must begin planning to make the most of burgeoning alternate sources of data including wearable devices, telemedicine sessions and social determinants of health.
With this new opportunity to extract data and deliver insights comes an equally impressive challenge: how can healthcare leaders tie disparate information together in a way that improves patient outcomes, physician workflow and health system profitability?
To find out, we spoke with John Halamka, International Healthcare Innovation Professor of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In true leadership fashion and in intimate detail, Halamka unleashed a barrage of war stories from his more than 25 years in the trenches as a CIO. PULSEcast listeners can use these gripping firsthand narratives as prototypes for their own journeys as they look to capitalize on new opportunities and avoid common pitfalls in the process.
Tune in to discover which new data sources you should be keeping an eye on, how to cut through the hype and identify the sources that bring the greatest tangible value, who needs to be at the table when putting together a successful data strategy, and much, much more.
About the Hosts / Authors
Jack Murtha is a digital storyteller who specializes in the intersection of healthcare and technology. Connect with Jack on Twitter.
Amid relentless hype, Tom Castles is drawn to those who take relentless action. For more than a decade, he has made a living helping action-oriented people and institutions craft their stories and build strategies that position them to earn the attention they deserve—all in the name of progress toward a more equitable world. Want to catch up? Connect with Tom on Twitter.
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