Innovation Digest – October 2018 vol. 1

Having deja vu? We are stuck on the merry-go-round in health care: innovation and disruption dominates the headlines and consumes enormous resources with the promise of better and more affordable health, our providers and systems often lack the ability to translate that innovation and evidence into timely, appropriate, consistent care, and payers and others in the healthcare industrial complex continue to fail to provide what’s (really) right for the patient at the right time, even if the law requires it. It’s hard to see a way to get off or stop it. To those that strive each day to do so, keep reaching for the brass ring.

In this issue:

  • EHR tool to screen social determinants deemed too time-consuming in pilot
  • One Big Problem With Medicaid Work Requirement: People Are Unaware It Exists
  • Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar
  • More than half of Americans share doctor experiences online, survey shows
  • Cancer trials that rely on surrogate endpoints overlook quality-of-life issues
  • What the tests don’t show
  • Being There for the Patients, Not the Bureaucrats
  • Intermountain further solidifies research reputation with new innovation center
  • Insurance system still discriminates against mental illness. Time to fight back
  • Precision medicine needs a business mindset in order to flourish
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