NY is the Epicenter of Healthcare’s Reinvention

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NY is the Epicenter of Healthcare’s Reinvention

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 11:00am

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If you want to see the future of the U.S. healthcare system, I can’t think of a better place than New York. While those of us in the Bay Area andSeattle would like it to be our locales, at this stage of the game, it’s not even close.  When you look at the full spectrum from healthcare delivery that is government-funded to an array of technology-related programs in the private sector, New York is a model for what other cities/states should be doing.

Update: Today and tomorrow, the leaders of NY Health community are gathering at the Digital Health Conference. I will be in attendance and would enjoy meeting any readers who will be there. You can contact me my Twitter handle (see sidebar on the right) or via my LinkedIn profileI will be speaking at the event. I will touch on forward-looking providers I wrote about in the the Patient-Provider Communication chapter of the upcoming Patient Engagement book commissioned by HIMSS (book release will be prior to HIMSS annual conference). I look forward to speaking with Forbes readers who are able to attend. You can follow the hashtag #DHC12 for more on the event happenings.

Perhaps it’s not surprising since the czar of health technology for the federal government is Dr. Farzad Mostashari who was a leader in the public health scene for New York prior to his current post. He is the leader of the Office of the National Coordinator in Health & Human Services. This was an office established by the Bush Administration and then the Obama Administration has doubled down on it to bring healthIT in the U.S. out of the dark ages.

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Dave Chase is the CEO of Patient Relationship Management company, Avado, that provides basic & advanced patient portals for healthcare providers in accountable models such as medical/health homes, accountable organizations, etc.. A Senior Consultant in Accenture's Healthcare Practice prior to founding Microsoft's Health platform business transforming it from Microsoft's worst vertical market to its strongest (in terms of 3rd party developer support & revenue). He left Microsoft in 2003 to follow his passion to work in startups as an executive to multiple high growth companies. Avado has been featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Washington Post and numerous healthcare industry publications. Avado was also a finalist in the world's most competitive startup competition -- TechCrunch Disrupt. Chase has been named one of the 10 most influential people in healthIT (and the only vendor in the top 50). He's also part of the StartUp Health academy selected as one of the "healthcare transformers".

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