Amol Navathe

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Reply to Leveraging Existing Technologies for Low-Income Individuals

May 21, 2014
Connected heath and cellphones are such big opportunities in this space. Check out CareMessage ( a social venture startup that is looking to improve patient engagement for Federally Qualified Health Centers and other practices that serve low-income, high need populations. It leverages a cost-effective SMS platform and is built on ...

Reply to A call for insourcing innovation

May 14, 2014
Aaron, thanks for sharing. Lots of interesting issues raised. See this article in the journal Healthcare: the authors discuss innovation at AMCs and argue that they can be hotbeds for health innovations, spanning technology and care delivery. There is an active debate about this as AMCs and delivery organizations ...

Reply to "If you don’t use it, it doesn’t work.

March 17, 2014
Rebecca, this is a fascinating debate. Thanks for bringing this to the conversation here. I think it highlights a central challenge in health care delivery and most certainly in testing interventions: unobservable cultural elements that may drive performance more than the intervention itself. Any institution that decides to undertake an ...

Reply to What would an entrepreneur in residence in a health system look like?

Feb. 7, 2014
Hi folks, yes, agree, Erika, thanks for starting this conversation. There are indeed a lot of AMCs trying to start innovation communities, incubators, and labs. They have access to clinical and patient data, which is incredibly important to enable the innovations of the future. On the other hand, it is ...

Reply to The Economist Health Care Forum

Nov. 12, 2013
Jennifer, thanks for adding a resource. The Big Data panel was interesting and somewhat to my surprise focused more on non-traditional health data (read: humidity, pollen count for asthmatics) than claims and EHR data. The panelists addressed the promise of such data, and the need to support and develop delivery ...

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