Disconnected Health Data 'Beyond Absurd,' Says Innovator and Patient

Health data from medical devices and electronic health records remains frustratingly siloed beyond the reach of individuals and analytical tools. Anna McCollister-Slipp, co-founder of a real-time analytics platform, is working to change that.

4 comments on "Disconnected Health Data 'Beyond Absurd,' Says Innovator and Patient"
Manny Hernandez @DiabetesHF (8/13/2013 at 10:17 PM)

Connected health is important to every patient, but for people with diabetes, whose lives are filled with numbers all over the place (blood glucose data, insulin pump data, A1c data, etc. etc.) it is of the essence! I commend Anna for taking on this much needed issue and advocating on behalf of people touched by diabetes and all patients at large.
Harvey (8/8/2013 at 8:21 AM)

Same old same old where the belief is that the commercial sector will do the right thing. As long as there is tax payers dollars funding EMR's there has to be a demand placed on the manufactures for cheap and easy interoperability. With the cost providers are asked to pay for conductivity with ancillary devices (when in the few situations it's even possible)in many cases it becomes cost prohibitive. AS an example it cost from some EMR vendors between $350-$500 just to connect a scale. The dream of a connected medical world is decades away unless our politicians realize that getting elected is not their primary job but doing the right thing is
Carol Miller (8/7/2013 at 9:59 PM)

Great article, and thank you Anna for taking on such a complex and important cause to so many who live daily with and manage chronic diseases.
Cherrell Cole (8/6/2013 at 7:29 PM)

Wow is all I can say. It seems like we have come so far to miss the boat for what should be an easy connect. I feel for Anna - doesn't seem fair. I see electronic devices and techology in general just missing the mark over and over...unless you are facebook or something to that effect. But when it comes to something that can 'really' make a difference...nothing.


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