The Anatomy and Economics of Health Records Banks – Day One Post 6

Posted by ED Friday a.m.

Tuesday afternoon, I had the privilege of having Pamela Matthews, Director, Business Information Systems, HIMSS, Blue Ridge, GA attend Jonathan Gold‘s Electronic/Personal Healthcare Records track session and take notes listening for some of the key ideas:

Banks may be in a position to provide other services to the healthcare industry as part of their business case for entry into "Medical Healthcare Banking."

Examples of these can be: storage of records for providers, provision of disaster recovery services for hospitals, records curation (moving records from paper to digital format).

Questions raised concerned how banks become players in healthcare banking is to "add to" their current business model. Example: moving from a "transaction based focus" business model to a "holder or repository of healthcare data" model. What are these other lines of business that banks need to get involved with to be a significant player in this market? Will banks become resellers of deidentified data and moving their business models around revenue streams focused on use of this deidentified data?