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CIO Profiles: Randall Spratt Of McKesson
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6/17/2013 | 1:49:46 AM
re: CIO Profiles: Randall Spratt Of McKesson
I agree that healthcare apps right now are overrated in that they do not have access to the whole set of the patientGÇÖs data as EHR systems do. There is so much potential when it comes to healthcare apps and their ability to gather patient information, but until we fully integrate the apps with the patient records, the full potential cannot be reached, especially with providing patients with real time advice.

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6/11/2013 | 11:16:13 PM
re: CIO Profiles: Randall Spratt Of McKesson
(This is my third time attempting to post this comment. If it shows up three times, blame Disqus.)

I'm the editor of IW's CIO Profiles series. I didn't have room in the magazine to run Mr. Spratt's full on the "most disruptive force in my industry" item, but it's a really interesting response, so I thought I'd run the full text here:

"The changes that are taking place in healthcare -- shifting risk from payers to providers, complex new reimbursement models and the shift to electronic medical records at a national scale -- will require greater connectivity across the healthcare continuum and new tools to manage patients on a holistic basis. This has the power to provide better patient care and empower consumers to more seamlessly manage their own care and lead healthier lives. The healthcare industry today is not well connected and this needs to change. Better connectivity will bring information together for more efficient exchanges that can be put to new uses. This will include removing information from silos, streamlining processing, reducing costs and eliminating errors to create a longitudinal patient record that follows each patient throughout their life. To have an impact, this is an issue that must be tackled by the healthcare industry as a whole, enabling all the currently disparate systems to connect and securely share data anywhere and anytime."

Jim Donahue
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