Todd Park: New Incentives + Information Liberation = Rocket Fuel for Innovation

Remy DeCausemaker | | November 15, 2011

After seeing a forest of hands go up--sometimes the same person multiple times--Park said, "You are all in the sweet spot. There has never been a better time to be an innovator in health and IT." Park then pointed out two growing trends: Shifts in incentives, and information liberation.

New incentives: Meaningful use

Through 2015, Medicaid and Medicare are paying $40-60K to physicians to improve data capture and sharing, as well as outcome sharing. 100,000 providers have registered with HHS. While this is an exciting development, Park believes it is just the warm-up for rewarding the use of data and IT...