Integrating for Better Healthcare Solutions
With Kian Saneii, CEO, Independa; Philippa Lewis, CEO, Simavita; Davis Brimer, Founder and CEO, Active Life Scientific; and Fred Lee, Director of Clinical & Translational Informatics, Oracle Health Sciences, and Fellow, P4 Medicine Institute; hosted by Doug Smith, President, W.D. Smith & Associates
FL: Reactant health care has dominated the industry, but it will become preventive. High level of data liquidity has allowed that to happen.
DS: We’re looking for solutions. Ample opportunities for integrations to unlock and create value. Medicine recognizes way over 10,000 diseases, but they’re unfortunately very expensive and specialized.
- Area for innovation: culture. Doctors are trained to act as individuals, as cowboys. They should work more as a team. How to make surgery safer: Low tech solutions have had dramatic impact on surgery safety. One: Introducing a surgery team to each other before a blade ever touches skin.
- Data: Too many touch points, not integrated with one another.
- PL: Aging patients have had years and years of medical records, without clear continuity. This is dangerous, especially if your aging disease renders you speechless.
- KS: Need to integrate holistically, across devices, modalities, etc, which improves lives, reduces costs, and helps families.
- DB: Translational science is becoming much more popular: Bench to bedside to bench.
National Institute of health manages billions of dollars of health research. National Center for Translational Sciences- how can we better integrate scientific discoveries into clinical setting and then take their discoveries back to the labs. Cutting time down to shorter time periods.
FL: Optimism in cancer care. Doctors are using genetic sequencing to learn more about care.
How do we reach out to other patients very similar to them? There’s room for hospitals to bring like patients together in a very dynamic way.
On a personal crusade to abolish the word patient. (One who suffers, one who waits from the Latin word patiens). Considering them as customers, individuals would be fantastic.
PL: Model for caring for aging people is highly dependent on loved ones, children, etc. Complexities come into healthcare when you’re old. How do aging people take control of their health.
FL: Starting to look at humans in terms of data in your genome. Next step: Who is going to use it? How will it be turned back around into value?
DB: Obviously we want to empower people, give them more agency in their healthcare decisions, but it will be hard. Bringing costs down will help empower customers to allow them to make the healthcare decisions they want.
KS: People need all data integrated and networked to drive down costs.