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Let's pretend that healthcare is a consumer business. What do we want from a healthcare provider?

I'm an employer who offers insurance to my staff. Here is what I think would be interesting. A Health Partner. Someone that can provide me access to a clinician 7x24x365 via telehealth within 60 minutes with escalated service available. I want someone that is going to actually put my medical record to work for me and take in additional data from whatever devices we determine make the most sense for me and my health goals. I want to know it is being reviewed and put to work for me. It can be machines that is culling the information but in the end I want a clinical partner who is looking at it and making sense of it for me. There are other things but this is what I'm fixated on today.

I love what Mayo Clinic is doing. They are paving the way for a future where I'm finally being monitored more than my car. The data is being reviewed by sophisticated algorithms with integration into the workflow. These are the foundational elements for a truly consumer centric health experience. IMHO.

What do you want from your healthcare provider? 

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  Today in Health it, this story is Mayo Clinic Remote Diagnostics. My name is Bill Russell. I'm a former CIO for a 16 hospital system and creator of this week in Health IT a channel dedicated to keeping Health IT staff. Current and engaged Health lyrics is my company. I develop a quarterly state of health IT report that I can deliver to your team.

These insights can help your leadership, sales, even development team. Stay ahead of the emerging trends in health it. For more information, check out health lyrics.com. Alright, here's today's story. I'm actually gonna do this in reverse. I'm gonna give you the so what first, and then I'm gonna talk about the story.

Healthcare doesn't deliver what I want as an employer or as a patient. I would like a health partner. A health system or health plan doesn't matter to me. That gives me access to a clinician, seven by 24, 365 via telehealth. I have questions. I wanna be able to see someone within an hour, within an escalated priority in the case of an emergency.

I don't wanna sit in an emergency waiting room, writhing in pain, and waiting in a queue. And if you don't think that happens, it does happen. It's a story my father just told me this afternoon. In addition, I want a health partner that is going to put my health record to work for me, not someone that is looking to monetize my health record by anonymizing my data and selling it to a pharmaceutical company.

I want someone that is going to monitor my data and plug it into sophisticated algorithms and tools and generate insights that they will share with me. And my care providers, I wanna be able to partner to identify devices that will work with my lifestyle and provide even more information that can inform my care and put me on a path to a healthier lifestyle.

As an employer, I'm willing to pay for this for not only me, but for my staff. It makes me feel good to be able to do this for them, and it helps the organization to have staff engaged in their health. What I'm trying to describe here is a handful of things. One is a true partnership on my health. And the second thing is someone, a health system, a health provider of some kind that's not gonna look at me and say, look, we don't want your Fitbit data.

It doesn't do anything for us. But someone who's gonna say, look, not only do we want your Fitbit data 'cause we're just gonna plug it into machine learning and algorithms that are gonna be able to make some meaning out of it. But we want to get more data on you because we believe that data can transform health outcomes, which is what I believe.

Alright, so onto today's story, and this is from Healthcare IT News. Mayo Clinic on Wednesday announced the launch of a new platform that's designed to deliver advanced AI powered clinical decision support through remote monitoring, helping providers stay connected and deliver more continuous care to device connected patients.

You hear that the health system's new remote diagnostic and management platform was created to deliver what it calls event-driven medicine, connecting patient data with machine learning algorithms within existing clinical workflows and enabling care in the right context at the right time, the dramatically increased use of remote patient telemetry devices, coupled with the rapidly accelerating development of AI and machine learning algorithms has the potential to revolutionize diagnostic medicines.

Said. John Halamka, Mayo Clinic platform president and former guests of this week in Health IT and future guests of this week in health IT with RDMP clinicians will have access to best in class algorithms and care protocols that will be able to serve more patients effectively in remote care settings.

He added the platform will also enable patients to take more control of their health and make . Better decisions based on insights delivered directly to them. That's exactly what I'm asking for. They formed two companies out of this. Let me tell you about 'em. And Humana, ANUM. ANA anda, well, clearly they're not going for something that's easy to say.

Created in collaboration with Biomedical Data Company and France is focused on commercialization of AI enabled algorithms and bringing digital sensor diagnostics to market. Its first goal is to improve early detection and treatment of heart disease, designing new neural network algorithms based on troves of heart health data in Mayo's clinical data analytics platform, including raw ECG signals.

All right. That's the first company, auma, Lucerne Health. A name I can appreciate only 'cause it's easier to say than auma. Meanwhile, it's designed to collect, orchestrate, and curate data from any device. According to Mayo Clinic, launched with Dr. Focused developer startup. Camu Lucerne will provide the overall platform for connecting remote telemetry devices with the algorithms developed by Ana and Mayo and will be responsible for integrating those AI powered diagnostic insights into clinical workflows, which is obviously critical and they go on to talk about they've had some first round funding, raised some money when technology and policy and culture align, you see radical change and innovation set halamka during a teleconference announcing.

The RDMP launch. Think for a moment what we've seen over the last year, c Ovid 19. We see that all of us are carrying these supercomputing devices. Many of us have wearable devices. In fact, our homes may be smart and have sensors as well. So here's the interesting, Quadry said, if you are a primary care provider or specialist, wanna work with a patient.

If you were a payer or farmer or government and you want to ensure the health and wellbeing of a population, how do you take all this new data that is coming in from these devices that we have and where, and that's in our homes around us, and turn it into wisdom? How do you respond to events rapidly?

How do you filter. The signal from the noise. What's happening in 2021 is we are seeing the emergence of sophisticated AI algorithms that can, in combination with novel data sources, results in breakthrough in disease detection and wellness. He added, I. But that will require an assembly of technology policy and patient engagement combined with cultural change in order to make it happen.

I love this. I can't wait to have John, we've reached out to John. He's gonna come back on the show. We just need to get it scheduled and have a discussion with him. This is exactly what I'm asking for. I'm asking for a partner, somebody that's gonna take the data, somebody that's gonna allow sensors. To monitor me.

I wanna know if I'm gonna have AFib before I actually have it and die. I want to know what it's gonna take for me to lose 10, 15 pounds. I wanna work with a nutritionist. This is the future of medicine. Healthcare is still very much focused on sick care, and we need to somehow turn the page on that. And I don't know if that's gonna be the startup community that does that, or if it's gonna be the providers to do that, but as an employer, I don't care which it is, but whoever does it first and does it well.

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