Andrey Ostrovsky

Recent Contributions

Reply to Apps for patient engagement

Dec. 11, 2014
Hi Ricky - Research (link below) done by the institute for healthcare improvement about the types of apps that exist out there and their level of 1) achieving the triple aim AND 2) catering to patient engagement found some interesting trends: 1) Digital health companies usually do not simultaneously emphasize ...

Reply to Using the diverse healthcare workforce in US to tackle the healthcare disparity in US and beyond!

Dec. 11, 2014
Hi Soojin - Using alternative workforce to tackle the issues of disparities is a great idea. Here is a recent video from a congressional briefing I was a part of that highlights how the existing non-clinical workforce can be tapped into to prevent admissions in the least expensive transitions program ...

Reply to Medicare's new chronic care payment...

Dec. 8, 2014
Here's an infographic to explain the billing code and how community organizations can create a business model around it to help physicians capture revenue: http://blog.careathand.com/2014/11/infographic-sustainable-revenue-for.html And here's the implication of the recent CMS proposed rule for ACOs and the CCM code: http://blog.careathand.com/2014/12/cms-update-to-definition-of-primary.html

Reply to Faster, more affordable lab testing

Dec. 3, 2014
Googling "fast lab results" and "startup" will reveal several companies that are tackling the issue. The speed element is being solved. The cost element is still a challenge but may be addressed by either offering 1) large distribution volume whereby even low-resource settings can offer an interesting financial incentive to ...

Reply to Bridging Health Care's Innovation-Education Gap

Nov. 25, 2014
Innovation can be taught. The key to teaching innovation is having the right balance of experiential>observational>didactic learning. The continuum of design thinking, strategy creation, and learn startup/innovation accounting in the context of thought incubation (much like InciteHealth is doing) can effectively teach innovation. The figure below from my paper with ...


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