Equity, AI, and Pens: A Weird Combination at a Healthcare Conference

Vive Wrap Up

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist#TheIncrementalist

On this episode I talked to Gautam Gulati, MD (aka DrG @drgautamgulati) and Healthcare Now Radio’s very own Editor in Chief Roberta Mullin (@mssoftware) to take a look back at the Vive event that took place in Nashville at the end of March.

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There were some well-received presentations and stand-out content and direction from Micky Tripathi, the National Coordinator for HealthIT at the ONC, and Aneesh Chopra who had a candid conversation with Liz Fowler (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) on Value Based Care and how things are not working for Roberta. Gautam took a longer perspective looking for patterns and trends over the years finding the number of companies at the conference unexpected. As usual old buzzwords have disappeared (Web 3.0 and blockchain) but have not been replaced with a splash on AI. We were all surprised by the lack of any promotion around generative AI and ChatGPT – recall the advent of meaningful use or AI in the past and those buzzwords were splashed across every booth and it was hard to find a company not doing “Fill in the Blank buzzword”.

ChatGPT – nada!

And the show certainly had a lot of HealthEquity but our views were different on what that might or might not mean for the reality of healthcare.

Listen in to hear our thoughts on signage for companies, and the struggle with food (as a proof point I lost three pounds while attending this conference for 4 days!) and hear our suggestion for conference organizers to take on the waste of giveaways with an innovative idea – thinking along the lines of a program for hotel soaps: Clean the World.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.

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