Data Alone Can’t Make Health Improvements Happen

Posted by Pratap Khedkar on November 19, 2019

This post was originally published on ZS's pharma blog, The Active Ingredient.

The data changing hands in the new data-driven healthcare partnership between Google and St. Louis-based health system Ascension runs the gamut from patient names and birth dates to lab results and previous hospitalizations. The duo may have its sights set on using this information to personalize care and lower costs, but data privacy alarms are going off everywhere, raising questions about who really owns patient medical records and whether the benefits of sharing patient data outweigh the risks to the patient/consumer.


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Innovation Is Healthcare’s New Normal

Posted by Pratap Khedkar on October 17, 2019

This blog post was originally published on ZS's pharma blog, The Active Ingredient.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep in mind that healthcare was once considered a stodgy, conservative industry—at least by outsiders. Advances in care development and delivery happened, but the healthcare experience was generally the same as it had been decades before, as were the business models leveraged across the healthcare landscape. We’d grown, maybe not comfortable with, but accepting of the status quo.


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