Right now, we’re in a world where, to some extent it’s data, data everywhere and not an insight to drink. What do we actually do with these streams of data? How do we serve up the important few out of the trivial many so that it gets in front of a clinician or a care manager or someone who can actually intervene in an appropriate way on behalf of the patient? How do we serve up all of the new clinical information that is being created every single day in a way that can actually inform care decisions to drive better outcomes? That’s the real question.
And I imagine this is going to be harder because we’re talking about a future where there’s even more data. That data is more mainstream, it’s more connected. Maybe it’s even better data than what we’re using today.
But I imagine that the problem still has to be, how do we get people other than the consumer themselves to actually be the ones that are using and acting on that data? How do we get the clinical team involved?
Nick Cericola: Yeah, absolutely. And to be fair, Rae, I think the industry does hold the ambition to shift some control to patients. We want patients to be in a seat of greater agency over their care management, and we imagine that the internet of things, which I think someday are just going to become things, because everything’s going to be connected at some point, will become sort of the chassis on which individuals can make more informed decisions about their wellness or health care.