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David Levin

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Dr. Dave Levin has been a physician executive and entrepreneur for more than 30 years. He is a...

Ikispiration: Why Apple, Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway Can Easily Fail in Healthcare

February 27, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
We should welcome Apple, Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to healthcare, while also being open-minded skeptics and engage constructively in this opportunity to learn together.

VA-DoD: Winning the (Ongoing) Battle for Interoperability

January 22, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
Recently, there’s been a perfect storm of bad news for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and their efforts to modernize their electronic medical record (EMR).

Seven Healthcare Predictions for 2018

January 4, 2018  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
As we start off 2018, let’s dust off the crystal ball and make some healthcare predictions. What can you expect for healthcare this year? Here are my seven predictions for the coming year.

Phishing in the Stream: Unlimited Bandwidth, Driverless Cars, and the Future of Health Data

September 20, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
There is a widespread belief, misguided in my judgement, that owning your own copy of the data has intrinsic value and gives organizations competitive advantages. In contrast, APIs promote a single source of truth approach by making the data available on-demand.

VA-DoD: Winning the Battle for Interoperability

August 16, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
While the VA’s decision to migrate to the same EMR platform as the DoD is a sound one, it will not, in and of itself, solve the interoperability problem

Joe Biden, Judy Faulkner, and the One Thousand-Page Medical Record

August 7, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
I’ve been reflecting on a recent article in Politico in which Greg Simon, president of the Biden Cancer Initiative, recalled an exchange between former Vice President Joseph Biden and Epic CEO Judy Faulkner. The topic was access to patient records.

Home Remedies for Innovation Constipation

June 26, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
Healthcare is suffering from Innovation Constipation (IC). The signs and symptoms are everywhere with more appearing daily, and the problem is particularly acute in healthcare IT. The good news: there are home remedies for IC.

PAX East: Thoughts on Gamification for Healthcare

March 31, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
Recently my oldest son invited me to go with him to PAX East, one of the largest gaming conventions in the world. Having recently come from HIMSS17 I was struck by both the contrasts and the similarities.

AI Now? Really?

March 14, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
Once again, I am failing Fitzgerald’s test of first-rate intelligence. It happens frequently. This week the cause is artificial intelligence (AI) for healthcare. I blame HIMSS 2017.

The Industrialization of Health IT

January 30, 2017  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
A colleague recently made the case to me that APIs are revolutionizing healthcare in the same way that the adoption of interchangeable parts transformed manufacturing, economies and the world. It’s a brilliant analogy.

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