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ICYMI – In Case You Missed It – April 2016 – for Physicians and Physician Leaders

So great to talk with Sacramento ABC 10 on how patients can manage their health care costs.  They even included stock footage from KP featuring former CMA president and TPMG physician Paul Phinney! Health Care  Brain cancer survivor, advocate and friend Liz Salmi has been simply amazing through her blogs and the inspiration for my 2011 blog post – does America Want Apple or Android in health care as well as my final presentation to the TPMG Board of Directors in May 2014. She’s featured in a new film – The Open Patient – Healing Through Sharing. I believe this is where health care must go next. Why I’ve always been a big proponent of one to one coaching for EMR proficiency. Epic Systems Founder and CEO Judy Faulkner, “A number of years ago, I was helping a woman use the system, and she had a screen that she wanted to save without […] Read More »

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ICYMI – In Case You Missed It – March 2016 – for Physicians and Physician Leaders

Always great to get a shout out from CNBC -  “The Doctor will Facetime you Now” as well as the SF Chronicle and Buzzfeed regarding my new firm Lemonaid Health!   Lemonaid Health is now in 6 states (CA, NY, MI, PA, FL, and OH) that account for 114 million people or over 35 percent of the country. We provide simple primary care needs like birth control medicine, antibiotics for bladder infections or sinus infections, and five other services and patients love it. (See the reviews). Best viewed on the Chrome web browser. App also available in Apple iOS or Android Google Play app store. Feedback? Email me directly at davis@lemonaid.com.   Health Care KP San Diego has a disruptive and innovation mindset.  Doctors in the family medicine residency program received the Mobile ECG AliveCor device for their iPhones. AliveCor recently got FDA approval for a computer to analyze the data […] Read More »

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ICYMI – In Case You Missed It – February 2016 – for Physicians and Physician Leaders

What would an Uber for healthcare look like? In a perfect world: convenient, quick, easy & inexpensive. — Davis Liu, MD Health Care CEO Jonathan Bush of cloud based EMR athenahealth has a radical vision. Is it possible to make an inpatient EMR purely in the cloud? Would not rule this idea out! Help us build a hospital in the cloud. Harvard Business Review - The CEO of Athenahealth on the Role of Anger in Starting New Businesses. I was completely blown away by the ability to text a doctor for free 24/7 on First Opinion app. Response time was less than 10 seconds. So fast I signed off, because I had no questions. Health care is being outsourced much like manufacturing. The question is how will US doctors respond? And how will First Opinion make money? Might it be machine learning to see what questions patients ask and what physicians respond with? Could a […] Read More »

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ICYMI – In Case You Missed It – January 2016 – for Physicians and Physician Leaders

“It seemed like the medical industry was one that could be disrupted. I went to work on a business plan and the sales and marketing side of it later, but it didn’t fly. We didn’t love it.” – Kimbal Musk, Elon Musk’s brother on a digital health startup they almost founded  Health Care Health care needs to innovate! A Surgery Center That Doubles as an Idea Lab -  Two-dozen of the best health care stories (and journalists) from 2015. All pretty amazing. Did you miss this one? The ugly civil war in American Medicine. Doctors are increasingly furious about “maintenance of certification” rules, and in a controversial Newsweek story, Kurt Eichenwald explains why. The American Medical Association (AMA) is investing $15 million in a San Francisco start-up called Health2047 to disrupt health care because out of the “tens of thousands of initial apps that have emerged, we have a lot of noise but not […] Read More »

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What and Who is the Uber for healthcare?

Will there be an Uber for healthcare? Articles are split. The truth is there will be an Uber for healthcare. It just isn’t here yet. Expect it to be widely available in the next decade and as a result people will get expert medical care which is more convenient, less expensive, and accessible. What Issues Must an Uber for Healthcare Solve? Media articles that have prematurely proclaimed that Uber for healthcare models currently exist. What they have missed are the fundamental issues of why the transportation service Uber has been able to thrive. Why now? To understand this, these questions need to be answered. What is the problem Uber is trying to solve? What other enabling technologies allowed it to happen? What would an Uber for healthcare look like? The Problem Uber is Trying to Solve Uber is simply helping people get from point A to B. This is a […] Read More »

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