“EP180: Fragmented Health Care Data Doesn’t Work for Empowered Patients, With Tatyana Kanzaveli, CEO of Open Health Network”
by Stacey Richter

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Most of us would fully agree that fragmented data and non-interoperable systems are the bane of our existence. Population Health management, providing or buying value-based care, lean operations in general, preventing preventable heart attacks or the most terrible consequences after a stroke or other ways to save people’s lives… all of these must-haves are a lot harder when you have to MacGyver generally very byzantine and strange ways to interlock systems and data sets.

But here’s another problem you may or may not have fully considered: fragmented data is a real pain in the you-know-what for patients. And it makes any consumer-facing apps or interfaces unsatisfactory in 2018. This is probably one area where those primarily concerned about network leakage and those primarily advocating for patients are completely aligned. Today, I had the opportunity to pepper Tatyana Kanzaveli with questions about how to integrate patient-facing applications. Tatyana, besides being an expert in these matters and able to answer some really hard questions with ease and grace, is also the CEO of Open Health Network.

Tatyana Kanzaveli has gone from a programmer to senior executive at Big 5 to founder and CEO of a startup company along her 20-year career. She is recognized as a thought leader and mentor for her ability to guide Fortune 500 and startup companies through business challenges. She’s worked for major companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Fujitsu and startups in the early days of the Web.

Tatyana has personally helped companies jump from 0 to millions in revenue, even during the toughest economic times. She has also opened new verticals and markets.

Today, she is the founder and CEO of Open Health Network, a startup in a big data/artificial intelligence health care space. She is a mentor at 500Startups and Richard Branson Entrepreneurs Centre and serves on boards for private companies. She also is licensee and organizer of highly notable TEDxBayArea conferences and is a frequent speaker at United States and international conferences on innovation, entrepreneurship and digital health.

Tatyana has been featured in the White House blog , spoke at the United Nations, and presented at the first White House Demo Day hosted by President Obama. She was recognized as 1 of the Top 10 Influential Women in Health IT 2015.

Tatyana was USSR chess champion an played in the same team with Gary Kasparov. She loves to cook and kayak.


00:00 How data silos affect assessing patient outcomes.
04:45 “In any other industry, we actually care about experiences.”
06:30 How data silos inhibit neural networks.
09:00 How to solve for interoperability so that AI engine could use the health data.
11:00 How to integrate bi-directional interfaces quickly.
14:00 “It’s not just APIs – think about content.”
14:30 How Open Health Network is creating a better answer.
16:15 How an app developer could then interact with Open Health Network.
19:50 How Open Health Network’s system is user-friendly and doesn’t require any coding knowledge.
21:00 Open Health Network’s content strategy.
23:20 Usage data that demonstrates the improvement to patient engagement since Open Health Network’s implementation of their platform.
28:00 “It’s a big issue that we have too many islands of health care data.”
29:30 You can learn more by emailing contact@openhealth.cc or by going to www.openhealth.cc

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