Answers for a Healthier World

Thirty years ago, when my grandmother would get sick, she would go to the doctor, listen to his advice — and then do as she was told. These days, though, when my daughter gets sick and the doctor tells her to take a medicine or complete a test, her first response is to ask questions about the medicine that she's being prescribed: What is it? Why should I take it? What are the potential side effects? How much does it cost? Is there a generic alternative?

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Conferences help instill innovation. This is the core mission of the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference (HIMSS18) in Las Vegas, March 5-9. Getting the most out of the conference, however, requires understanding some navigation tips and tricks, as well as prep work that could prove useful.

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Leidos Health president Jonathan Scholl recently sat down with POLITICO writer David Himmel to discuss the future of healthcare technology. In an interview published in POLITICO Focus, Scholl described why healthcare technology in the U.S. hasn't produced the improvements seen elsewhere in tech — and how to fix that.

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