Author: collinpowell

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On the Opioid Epidemic

Best Practices, Big Data, Financial, Improving Healthcare, Interoperability, Technology

A Data-Centric Approach to Healthcare Affordability

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A Data-Centric Approach to Healthcare Affordability

Improving Healthcare, Interoperability, Press, Research, Technology

Press Release: December 5, 2018

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THEM Press Release December 5, 2018

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Leadership

George Washington Carver

With all the recent exciting developments in healthcare technology, I would like to highlight a forgotten hero, George Washington Carver. Ive been carrying around his picture in my wallet since 2007, and I reflect on it often. Most people dont realize that oil, rubber, diesel fuel, plastics, soaps, and of course, peanut butter are just a few of his many scientific discoveries that we could not imagine life without today.

Mr. Carver was considered the Bill Gates of his time, but he chose to donate all of his money to help underprivileged children receive an education, while residing in a one bedroom apartment and teaching school.

GWC did not seek fame, power, or money. He walked by faith, remained humble, was generous with his rewards, and ended up vastly improving the course of history forever without ever asking for credit. That is the definition of a hero. And what THEM strives for daily.

If a man born into slavery, with no family, hope, or support can impact the lives of billions, whos to say that you cant, too? We at The Health Exchange Market commend the efforts of GWC and all others who are actively seeking to improve the landscape of healthcare through innovation. If this sounds like your organization, we would love to speak to you!

For further inquiries, please contact me at collin.powell@thehealthexchangemarket.com

Improving Healthcare, Lovebirds

CEO’s Corner: Giving Back Is Our Bottom Line


Not so long ago, many companies only reached out to customers and communities when they were on the defensive. If you’d suggested that they had any ethical responsibilities to those communities, they might have thought you were crazy.

This attitude was exemplified by economist and Nobel laureate Milton Friedman. In a 1970 article for the New York Times, Friedman argued that there is one and only social responsibility of business to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud.

Over the last few decades, however, attitudes about corporate social responsibility have changed dramatically. Now large companies are creating strategies which tie corporate success together with community success, and even more importantly, letting consumers know how they are doing in meeting CSR goals.

For example, today the majority of Fortune 500 companies produce a corporate responsibility or sustainability report on their operations every year. Some also track their impact on climate, human rights and corruption. Others are also sharing detailed information on their supply chain operations, including where goods are sourced and the conditions in which factory employees work.

I couldnt be happier to see this happen — in fact, I’m surprised it’s taken so long. Here at T.H.E.M., we take community engagement, transparency and social responsibility very seriously. Giving something back to the community is central to what we do and who we are.

Through our Lovebirds Foundation, we are contributing a percentage of every de-identified health data exchange back into the healthcare community. For example, we are offering financially-troubled rural hospitals free access to data analysis and management consults, in addition to financial assistance to prevent closure. We are also helping clinical researchers and scientists partner on discoverable disease challenges, using anonymous and de-identified health data provided by our partners.

Meanwhile, on a day-to-day level, we put transparency, fairness and ethical behavior first. We hold ourselves to a high standard of integrity and demand that from our partners and associates as well. As we grow as a company, we will make decisions with these principles in mind.

Don’t get me wrong: we know we are preaching to the choir here. Few industries give more than healthcare organizations, whose core mission is to protect peoples well-being. Not only that, we continue to be amazed by healthcare workers, who do their difficult jobs with grace, kindness and dedication. We consider ourselves blessed to serve the needs of healthcare organizations and further their mission.

Of course, anyone can say that they are dedicated to giving back, transparent or honest. After all, just saying it that doesnt make it so. We do hope, however, that youll get to know us and see whether we live up to our ideals. We love feedback, the more honest the better.

I look forward to getting to know you and your colleagues as we move forward. Together, we can make big things happen. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to me at Collin.powell@thehealthexchagemarket.com Id be happy to talk.

 

Collin Powell
Chief Executive Officer
The Health Exchange Market

Analytics, Best Practices, Big Data, Financial, Improving Healthcare, Interoperability, Press, Research, Security, Technology

New Marketplace Brings Health Data Buyers, Sellers Together In One Place

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THEM Press Release October 11, 2017