Denny Brennan on Healthcare’s Transformation to a Shopper-Centered Economic system

Denny Brennan talks with Mission Issues about making healthcare knowledge extra consumer-centric and accessible, empowering people to create a extra equitable, accessible, and reasonably priced healthcare system

Denny Brennan, Government Director and Chief Government Officer, Massachusetts Well being Knowledge Consortium


Take heed to the whole interview of Denny Brennan with Adam Torres on the Mission Issues Innovation Podcast.

What mission issues to you?

Brennan says it’s MHDC’s intention to assist folks use their healthcare knowledge to most benefit by offering them the data they should make good well being choices.

Particularly, he says MHDC’s mission is to construct “a well being knowledge system that permits folks to seek out and get the care they want, once they want it, from the fitting caregiver, at an reasonably priced worth. With that data, folks will make the sorts of selections that may drive the business to adapt and reply.”

When did you get within the healthcare business?

Having been within the healthcare business for 32 years, Brennan says he’s all the time been drawn to knowledge and analytics.

Of the restricted knowledge out there in his early days within the business, he recollects, “Knowledge had been incomplete, dated, and inaccurate.I discovered myself confronting the truth that getting via to solutions to necessary questions, comparable to “Am I offering worth for my sufferers or my members?” and “What do my sufferers or members actually anticipate from my group?” was virtually impossiblet.”

At MHDC, “we envision a future the place customers have greater than entry to those important knowledge. They are going to be engaged in ensuring their well being knowledge are as clear, , correct, and safe as doable,” he says.

Inform us extra concerning the Massachusetts Well being Knowledge Consortium.

MHDC was established to convey the well being knowledge neighborhood collectively to gather and share well being knowledge and to unravel the challenges that come up when knowledge are saved in institutional silos, Brennan explains. Based almost 44 years in the past, MHDC has considerably developed since its inception, when it needed to accumulate knowledge from scratch from every hospital. At this time, he notes, it presents 4 core companies for its members: skilled improvement, collaborative knowledge governance, well being data alternate, and analytics.

How has the response been to this point?

Whereas some MHDC members think about managing healthcare knowledge to be a burden, he notes, most see the big advantages and alternatives of a patient-centered well being knowledge system.

The rising well being knowledge financial system calls for basic modifications within the enterprise fashions of well being care payers and suppliers. Brennan,says, “On this new financial system, insurers and suppliers can’t exclude the buyer. They need to interact the buyer and make them an energetic a part of their enterprise., Healthcare knowledge are too necessary and complicated to not interact the buyer within the administration and use of their well being data..”

Addressing the myriad improvements in {hardware}, functions, knowledge science and analytics, healthcare supply, finance, and public coverage, the MDHC seeks to repeatedly advance well being care worth within the Commonwealth and nation-wide.

To be taught extra, go to Massachusetts Well being Knowledge Consortium on-line.

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