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Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends

Dr. Adrian Gropper

adriangGropper is CTO of Patient Privacy Rights, a national non-profit representing 10 million patients. His focus is on the critical problems of patient matching, cybersecurity, transparency, access and delegation to family caregivers.

Disappointments of 2014: “Meaningful Use was the big disappointment of 2014. People began to realize that direct messaging was too expensive for the limited functionality it delivered and interoperability was still too hard.”

Trends to watch in 2015: “The big medtech trend for 2015 is clearly going to be API’s based on FHIR as EHR vendors try to come to grips with patient-generated data from wearables and external systems. A pivot away from documents to RESTful style “Public API” interfaces now seems inevitable.”

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Jenni Whalen

Jenni Whalen

    Jenni Whalen is the Executive Assistant of Editorial at Upworthy. She was previously MedTech Boston's Managing Editor and has an MS in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Whalen has written for Greatist, Boston magazine, AZ Central Healthy Living and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places. She has also worked as a conference planner, ghost writer, researcher and content developer.

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