This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Martin Kohn, Chief Medical Scientist for Jointly Health, and recent Chief Medical Scientist at IBM Research, which oversaw the development of the supercomputer Watson for Healthcare. Dr. Kohn discusses the promise for the transformation of health care through the growth of Patient Centered Medical Homes as well as developing new platforms which coalesce big data from multiple sources to improve health outcomes.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland. He discusses the robust Health Information Exchange in his state, as well as the dramatic payment reforms underway in Maryland that are reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, improving chronic care management and reducing health care costs.
This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health IT at the Office of the National Coordinator at HHS. Dr. DeSalvo discusses ONC’s plans to advance Health IT beyond adoption to meaningful use and interoperability of health information technology, as well as health information exchange, to advance the triple aim of better care, better outcomes and reduced costs in health care.