Ideas from Telehealth and Hospital CIO track @ MIT Med GrandHackFest


TELEHEALTH

Data points on Telehealth - 
Mass General admission data - 1.5 million outpatient visits, 1.5k beds, 47k inpatient admissions. Potential of 30% as televisits
Video conferencing - trust is important - doc presence will help get better

Current departments - 
Telestroke - first found in 1996
Teleneurology - virtual visits 
Telecardiology - virtual visits 
Telepsychiatry - virtual visits 
Teleburns - virtual visits 

Barriers for adoption -
1. EHR implementation 
2. Providers are worried 
3. Regulations 
4. Security
5. Reporting 
6. Don't get paid to see people remotely 

Competitions for providers -
1. Minute clinic
2. Over the counter med
3. Community 

Ideas - 
Build a platform for monitoring - visualization tool
Decrease the efforts to adopt televisits
Increase integration and insight at the point of care

HOSPITAL CIO

Pain points -
1. Meaning full use issues - good in 2015 
2. Break monolithic EHR 
3. Usability in EHR 
4. Patient and family engagement tools are poor / value proposition 
5. Re-represent data  
6. ICD 10 BILLING ISSUE - put in wrong codes 
7. Privacy issues - HIPAA  

Ideas - 
Doctors are overwhelmed with data - Beth Hospital has 3 PetaBytes of data 
Record of the future - Wikipedia for patient