Beth Schultz

Healthcare Fix: More Data, Better Models

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tomsg
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Re: Useful is the operative word
tomsg   7/15/2013 10:44:53 AM
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I agree. The wheel chair bound should definately see some advnatage here.

BethSchultz
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Re: Useful is the operative word
BethSchultz   7/15/2013 10:24:34 AM
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I'm not sure how much there is to disagree over here. Who do you have in mind as potential other beneficiaries of this type of technology if not the wheelchair-bound themselves? 

 

Noreen Seebacher
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Re: Useful is the operative word
Noreen Seebacher   7/15/2013 8:52:14 AM
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Perhaps. But the biggest question to answer would be "who does this serve?" Unless we can fully agree that the beneficiaries are the people in the wheelchairs, then perhaps it would only be another burden for people already dealing with challenges

BethSchultz
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Re: Useful is the operative word
BethSchultz   7/14/2013 8:48:22 PM
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How about a prosthetic, as it were, for your entire body -- i.e., an "exoskeleton suit" that would enable wheelchair-bound people capable of standing erect and walking? That would be fantastic use of better data and more advanced analytics modeling. 

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Useful is the operative word
Callmebob   7/14/2013 6:37:30 PM
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"It's applying the analytics model that makes it possible to turn data into useful information that doctors can use at the point of care."

I think that underlies what data analytics can provide if it can turn a bunch of numbers into useful information that the medical field can use to apply in research, diagnosis, and treatment. One area of interest is in prosthetic development and how data acquisition and analysis is critical in engineering and designing new limbs.

Phoenix
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Re: Really interesting
Phoenix   7/12/2013 9:26:43 PM
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Hopefully better decision support systems lead to lesser cases of misdiagnosis. This could also mean healthcare providers with less experience in the field will still have more information at their finger tips to provide better care for patients.

SethBreedlove
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Re: Really interesting
SethBreedlove   7/12/2013 6:45:54 PM
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This is why Medicare and Medicaid starting cracking down and enforcing that hospitals treat and pay for it themselves cases of hospital infections and complications that are avoidable.  This is of course, just Medicaid and Medicare 

Noreen Seebacher
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Re: Really interesting
Noreen Seebacher   7/12/2013 12:15:17 AM
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That Huff post report is depressing!

SethBreedlove
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Re: Really interesting
SethBreedlove   7/11/2013 11:20:03 PM
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While there is now, much more data than ever before.  Many hospitals are not taking advantage of it, simply because of the costs of analyzing it all.  The ones that can take real advantage of it are pharmaceutical companies which have the resources to do so.  The other entity is the U.S. government, which has the big picture of all the hospitals in the country. 

Many hospitals don't make a profit.  And the ones that do, often sacrifice quality of care to get those profits.  Really what needs to happen is the whole model of U.S. health care needs to change. 

For example:


Noreen Seebacher
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Re: Really interesting
Noreen Seebacher   7/11/2013 5:43:46 PM
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As long as patients have the option to opt-in -- rather than be required to opt-out -- then it seems like we could balance personal privacy against the greater good.

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