In an industry dominated by billion-dollar deals and the launch of teraflop-scale analytics platforms, a $1,000 prize won by a graduate student may not appear to offer particularly salient lessons, but don't tell that to Spencer Kohn.
Kohn, who with colleague Cheng Guo recently won the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's (HFES) "Mobile Health Applications for Consumers" student design competition with an app that allows patient-controlled medical record sharing, said current snafus in interoperability and data portability are likely transitory problems, and that, in the trenches, anyway, clinicians and patients are quite simpatico on how the flow of health information could be facilitated with technology such as his.
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