Explains the book’s goal and some acronyms you may encounter in it.
Understand Health Information Exchange as a product and market.
Describes the status quo in EHR, PHR, HIE, MU, ACO & Digital Health.
5. Emerging Tech
What new trends will reshape healthcare tomorrow, and how.
Insights on Electronic Health Record components and vendors.
Tips and caveats about running a startup in this space, and winning.
Pallav left his Anesthesiology residency in 2001 to pursue Medical Informatics at Columbia University, NY. The first 12 years of his work experience centered on Electronic Health Records (at GE Healthcare), Population Health Analytics (at Kaiser Permanente), Health Information Exchanges (at UnitedHealth Group) and Health Tech Interoperability (at Omnicell, Inc.). He primarily held positions in engineering management, product management, R&D and business development organizations. During that time he also served as a part-time faculty instructor for the graduate Medical Informatics Program at Northwestern University.
Pallav founded and ran several health tech startups from 2014-2018. He currently works at Google Cloud leading the Healthcare go-to-market strategy.
Pallav received his MBA from Northwestern University (IL), Masters in Medical Informatics from Columbia University (NY), and a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Delhi University (India).
It can be read in one sitting, but it would be a bit like drinking from a fire hose, especially for the uninitiated. Do not be deterred, and keep this book in your library. It works great as a lasting reference tool, and I found myself looking up terms on a frequent basis.
However, do not assume that this is a book for just the novice – even healthcare’s battle-scarred veterans will be amazed by the insights. With Ambrose Bierce-like irony combined with analogies that hit home (e.g. ICD10 use is akin to asking the neighborhood grocery store to deal with SKUs at the Walmart scale), Dr. Sharda has delivered an un-putdownable read for HIT enthusiasts!