By Dan Riskin
In 2014, based on my expertise in health data reform, I was invited to testify on the 21st Century Cures Initiative. In the testimony, I shared my experience as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. In a subsequent Congressional briefing and retreat, discussions focused on the future of healthcare, including a learning health system. I envisioned using routine data to improve the industry, similar to the way every other industry uses data.
As in previous interactions with the administration and Congress, I was delighted that my voice was heard. I also accepted that many divergent views would ultimately combine in the legislative process.