At Health Care of the Future event, data and collaboration are gateways to breakthroughs

(From left) Iya Khalil of GNS Healthcare, Kevin Harbauer, of Healthwise chief technology officer of Healthwise and Dr. Michael Blum of the University of California at San Francisco appeared at Wednesday's PBJ Health Care of the Future event.

(From left) Iya Khalil of GNS Healthcare, Kevin Harbauer, of Healthwise chief technology officer of Healthwise and Dr. Michael Blum of the University of California at San Francisco appeared at Wednesday's PBJ Health Care of the Future event.

New and better data, combined with closer collaboration between technologists and providers, will lead to the biggest future breakthroughs for health care.

So said a panel discussing the future of health care technology as part of today’s Portland Business Journal Health Care of the Future event, in downtown Portland.

“I’m looking forward to a future where we start to shed more and more light on what's happening in diseases and disease biology, so that these diseases aren’t things that we manage but things we can cure right away,” said Iya Khalil, executive vice president and co-founder of analytics firm GNS Healthcare.
Khalil was joined by Kevin Harbauer, chief technology officer of patient education firm Healthwise, and Dr. Michael Blumassociate vice chancellor of informatics at University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. Luis Machuca, president of the newly minted Enli Health Intelligence, moderated the panel.

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