Health Services Platform Consortium

Where Progress Comes Together Last week I attended the annual meeting of the HSPC – the Health Services Platform Consortium. HSPC is a group of Healthcare Provider Organizations, Health IT firms, Implementation and Services Organizations working together toward a platform of interoperability, where health data is accessible to applications and systems outside the single-EHR walls.

HSPC is uniquely positioned to help push the Interoperability goal forward because:
  • It is primarily driven by Health Provider Organizations – not just Health IT vendors
  • Some of the large specialty organizations are members of HSPC (ACOH, AAFP, ACS) — with [...]

Alvin Toffler, inspiring futurologist

Alvin Toffler passed away last week, June 27 2016. He was author of Future Shock, The Third Wave, and Powershift. I read his books while I was doing my rotations in med school, and Toffler’s vision helped motivate my move into Health IT.

His futurist books deal with the move into the information age. The Third Wave (1980) describes the information age, after the first (agriculture) and second (industrial) waves. Similarly, Powershift (1990) describes the move from muscle power (first wave), capital power (second), to knowledge as source of power in the third wave, the information age.

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