Technology

Catching Up with Yan Chow at HiMSS 2014

1 Mins read

Dr. Yan Chow has a most interesting job.  He is the Director of Information and Advanced Technology for Kaiser Permanente Northern California.  In that role, he has had a chance to review a wide variety of innovations – ranging from early stage (e.g., a prototype held together with duct tape built in the proverbial garage) to later stage, much closer to seeing the light of day.  He sees innovations developed within Kaiser Permanente and innovations developed outside of the organization.

Dr. Yan Chow has a most interesting job.  He is the Director of Information and Advanced Technology for Kaiser Permanente Northern California.  In that role, he has had a chance to review a wide variety of innovations – ranging from early stage (e.g., a prototype held together with duct tape built in the proverbial garage) to later stage, much closer to seeing the light of day.  He sees innovations developed within Kaiser Permanente and innovations developed outside of the organization.

In fact, the Innovation and Advanced Technology group has looked at approximately 2000 companies and done deep dives on 300 to 400 of them.  So far, 10 of them have gone into production at Kaiser Permanente.

To learn more about Yan and his work at Kaiser Permanente, take a look at this video interview filmed in February 2014 at the annual HiMSS meeting in Orlando, Florida.  Innovators – be sure to watch to the very end for some good advice from Dr. Chow. 

First published on The Doctor Weighs In.

Related posts
eHealthTechnology

Eco-Friendly Practice: How Hospitals Can Adapt To Protect The Planet

3 Mins read
Hospitals around the world are busier than ever before. Every health care facility requires a significant amount of energy to operate effectively….
Medical InnovationsSpecialtiesTechnology

Deciphering the Controversy of Adipose Derived Stem Cells in the Context of Healthcare

4 Mins read
As we enter a new era of medical advancements, several new techniques in medicine have been pioneered. You may have heard of…
Medical InnovationsTechnology

5 AI Hotspots In Medicine To Know About

3 Mins read
Medicine moves slowly — until it doesn’t. Sometimes, a technology like CRISPR comes along that changes the treatment landscape for dozens of…