šŸ’” Something happens when you say things out loudā€¦

They become more real…

šŸ”„ Especially when you share ideas with colleagues and friends you begin to realize all the holes that you didn’t realize were there. It’s time to be vulnerable!

šŸ¦¾ šŸ¤– Last week I used conversational AI to prepare, out loud. I asked it to act like the person I was planning to speak with. It asked me questions, and I answered them. One of my goals was to force myself to be more inquisitive and make the meeting more valuable.

The result….

šŸŽ‰ Thrilled to share some groundbreaking news for New York’s health care future! Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the formation of the New York State Commission on the Future of Health Care. šŸ„šŸ’”

Chaired by Sherry Glied, Dean of NYU Wagner, this 13-member powerhouse is tasked with revolutionizing how we approach health careā€”making it accessible, equitable, and high-quality for every New Yorker. šŸŽāœØ

With a panel that reads like a who’s who of health care expertise, their vision is clear: to create a health care system that’s resilient, innovative, and reflective of our diverse needs.

šŸ’” Addressing Healthcare Challenges Through Thoughtful Integration of Remote Patient Monitoring

Ever wondered about the crescendo behind the surging demand for in-home care? šŸ”

With Medicare’s whopping $16.9 billion expenditure on home healthcare, the narrative is loud and clear – the realm of healthcare is extending its horizons, right into our homes.

But amidst this shift, one protagonist is quietly yet profoundly reshaping the healthcare scene – Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). šŸ“ˆ

Yet, it’s not about the flashy tech demos or the buzz of innovation; it’s about thoughtful integration. My journey through the healthcare tech landscape has unraveled a pivotal truth – integration is everything. It’s the bridge that connects technology with real-world healthcare delivery.

Good RPM isn’t about how sleek an app looks or the size of a marketing budget; it’s about the essence of service to its core users – the patients, the healthcare providers, and the payers. It’s about how seamlessly it melds into the daily routines of healthcare delivery, adding value, enhancing experience, and most importantly, fostering better health outcomes.

My blog dives deeper into this narrative, unraveling the intricacies of RPM integration in the burgeoning landscape of in-home care. We explore the real-world implications of RPM, moving beyond the gloss of tech innovation to the heart of patient-centric service.

Are you intrigued by the transformative potential of RPM in home healthcare? šŸŒŸ

Are you keen on exploring how thoughtful integration can be a game-changer in delivering value-driven, patient-centered healthcare right at home?

My blog where these discussions come to life, offering a blend of insightful analysis, real-world examples, and a glimpse into the future of home-based healthcare.

šŸ¤– šŸ¤” Why are there so many Generative AI skeptics in healthcare?

šŸ¤– šŸ¤” Why are there so many Generative AI skeptics in healthcare?

I guess there will always be technology skeptics. It’s healthy to question the benefits of something you have never used.

On the other hand, it seems fashionable to dismiss the possibilities that Gen AI brings to healthcare.
āœ… Is it easy to just doubt the role of machines in keeping us healthy?
āœ… Has the press scared them into thinking doctors will be replaced?
āœ… Do they struggle to see how busy clinicians would find time to learn a new technology?
āœ… Are they worried about the risks to patient safety?

šŸ‘† I have spent most of my career evaluating health technology, and there is one criterion that has emerged as the most important…. šŸ‘‡

šŸ‘† I have spent most of my career evaluating health technology, and there is one criterion that has emerged as the most important…. šŸ‘‡

šŸ”§ It has little to do with the features of the tech…

šŸ’° It has little to do with the viability of the company….

šŸ§© It’s NOT just about the tech.

šŸ’­ What’s interesting is that over the years, I have developed complex frameworks to determine impact, clinical efficacy, and sustainability…

šŸ’” Nearly every evaluation was about much more than the tech itself. Each time there was a larger goal, and I spent as much time perfecting my mastery of that goal as I did on the tech itself. You see, tech is never the goal.

šŸŽÆ Technology is not the destination; itā€™s the vehicle.

Our true targets?

šŸ˜” Poor New Yorkers report high rates of anxiety and/or depression…

šŸ˜” Poor New Yorkers report high rates of anxiety and/or depression…

šŸ’° Half of New Yorkers making under $25,000 a year are battling anxiety or depression, a striking contrast to the just over one in five of their counterparts earning $100,000 or more who face the same struggles. This stark divide underscores the heavy toll that financial strain places on mental well-being.

Nationally, behavioral health conditions account for avoidable emergency department care costing billions annually…

ā¤ļø Value Based Payments in Medicaid can improve behavioral health!

Update – October 23, 2023

This is a special type of newsletter, it is more of an update from the last week or so…. I am writing about Healthcare, The Future of Work, and My Human Journey. I guarantee you will find something useful! If you really cannot find something useful, let me know and I will consider writing about something that is useful to you! šŸ™‚