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Democratizing Health Data – #HIStalking Tweet Chat Thursday, July 16 at 1pm ET

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Join Dave Chase (@chasedave) and Leonard Kish (@leonardkish), co-authors of “95 Theses for a New Health Ecosystem,” plus @JennHIStalk on Thursday, July 16 at 1pm ET for a lively #HIStalking chat about the ways in which healthcare will reach its fullest potential with new incentives and the democratization of health information. Dave and Leonard have based their discussion topics on four of their theses, plus thrown in a fifth for good measure:

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#HIStalking Discussion Questions

Thesis #2
"Open source, open APIs, and open knowledge (such as wikis) will become central to defining a common architecture to support this new science. These are modern versions of peer-review."
Q1: Interoperability is relatively easy with more open frameworks. Beyond Meaningful Use, how do we create the will for more open frameworks?

Thesis #8
"Open access to information will enable individuals to make the best decisions and become well-informed individuals, particularly when curated and contextualized by clinicians."
Q2: How do we enable better curated data for individuals? Will physician jobs shift to become trusted curators?

Thesis #73
"The best care is and will be collaborative beyond the walls of any one institution. Just as “the smartest people work for someone else,” the smartest providers practice outside of this clinic and this hospital. The smartest provider may, in fact, be a collective, or the crowd. New ways to open communications will drive better care."
Q3:  How do we provide more open communications beyond interoperability? Can current EHRs become communication tools?

Thesis #85.
Customers will, in effect, “self-deny” their own claims. A new metric for success is the “Negaclaim” — an unnecessary claim avoided. This isn’t about denying care. Just as energy consumers aren’t interested in kilowatt hours, individuals aren’t interested in health claims. They want health restored and diseases prevented.
Q4: What is the role of today’s EHR in a future without traditional claims for payment. Can they adapt?

We’ll finish up with a more general question about how to create a more open world and virtuous cycle where everyone’s small data can become part of societal big data, and how we incentivize this cycle and manage the process.
Q5: To get to a data-driven, precision health, and precision medicine future, how do we create a virtuous circle between individual data, "a Google Map of me" and big data?

Tweet Chat Instructions

It’s easy to join the Twitter conversation by logging into TweetChat, which automatically keeps you in the conversation by tagging all tweets with the #HIStalking hash tag. If you are unable to access the TweetChat room, simply search in Twitter for #HIStalking and follow the conversation. To contribute, be sure and tag your tweets with #HIStalking so they can be seen by other chat participants.


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