Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday September 28 at 1pm PST 4pm EST are futurist Jeff Goldsmith: author & ponderer of odd juxtapositions Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); and patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@mlmillenson).
Abridge has been trying to document the clinical encounter automatically since 2018. There’s been quit a lot of fuss about them in recent weeks. They announced becoming the first “Pal” on the Epic “Partners& Pals” program, and also that their AI based encounter capture technology was now being used at several hospitals. And they showed up in a NY Times article about tech being used for clinical documentation. But of course they’re not the only company trying to turn the messy speech in a clinician/patient encounter into a buttoned-up clinical note. Suki, Augmedix & Robin all come to mind, while the elephant is Nuance, which has itself been swallowed by the whale that is Microsoft.
But having used their consumer version a few years back and been a little disappointed, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. CEO Shiv Rao was a real sport and took me through a clinical example with him as the doc and me as a (slightly) fictionalized patient. He also patiently explained where the company was coming from and what their road map was. But they are all in on AI–no off shore typists trying to correct in close to real time here.
And you’ll for sure want to see the demo. (If you want to skip the chat it’s about 8.00 to 16.50). And I think you’ll be very impressed indeed. I know I was. I can’t imagine a doctor not wanting this, and I suspect those armies of scribes will soon be able to go back to real work! — Matthew Holt
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday August 31 at 1pm PST 4pm EST are the small but mighty pairing of Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); and patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@mlmillenson).
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday August 17 at 1pm PST 4pm EST are futurist Jeff Goldsmith: medical historian Mike Magee (@drmikemagee); policy expert consultant/author Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1); and patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@mlmillenson);
According to their press release, “Dexcare is a care-access platform to manage the logistics of digital-care delivery. The platform enables healthcare systems to forecast and predict demand and manage how and where care is merchandized to consumers – throughout the digital ecosystem”. What does that mean? How does it compare to a bunch of other digital health companies trying to manager consumer operations inside providers? And having been incubated not that long ago at Providence, how has this demand generation and management service grown so fast. And why has Iconiq Growth just pushed another $75m worth of chips onto the poker table in front of them?
Derek Streat has been around digital health for a while, having founded and sold an early Health 2.0 favorite, Medify. I took him through his market and what Dexcare does in a lot of detail, so hopefully you’ll find this look very educational, not only about Dexcare but also about the consumer market environment health systems are operating in. Matthew Holt
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday July 27 at 1pm PST 4pm EST are Olympic rower for 2 countries and DiME CEO Jennifer Goldsack, (@GoldsackJen); patient advocate Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3); Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); and medical historian Mike Magee @drmikemagee.
The concept of “centers of excellence” has been around for a few decades. Surely sending health plan members and self-insured employers’ employees to the best and most effective providers should improve health outcomes and save payers’ money? Sach Jain is CEO of Carrum which has been working on this problem, partnering with the best providers and aggregating that demand from employers…and putting it all on a state of the art platform. As you might suspect, it’s not as easy as it looks. Carrum raised $45m from Omers Ventures a few weeks back, on top of a decent raise from Tiger Global a couple of years back. So are they getting it right? Sach told Matthew Holt that they are for sure on their way….
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday July 20 at 1pm PST 4pm EST are futurists Jeff Goldsmith; patient advocate Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3); Suntra Modern Recovery CEO JL Neptune (@JeanLucNeptune); and our special guest Investor at Bessemer Sofia Guerra (sofiaguerrar)
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday July 13 at 1pm PST 4pm EST are Queen of employer benefits Jennifer Benz (@Jenbenz); radiologist Saurabh Jha (@RogueRad), and policy expert consultant/author Rosemarie Day (@Rosemarie_Day1).
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday July 6 at 1pm PST 4pm EST were futurist Ian Morrison (@seccurve); writer Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker); & patient advocate Robin Farmanfarmaian (@Robinff3);
Two special guests joined us today, Bob Rebitzer, these days at Manatt Health & brother Jim Rebitzer Professor at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. We discussed their new book “Why Not Better & Cheaper“