In an interview with Bloomberg News, Hacking Team founder and CEO Michael Hart wrote that the industry has been “stuck with a single, single company” that is “doing more than enough to create and distribute information to the people who need it.”
He added, “We’re going to continue to focus on the health and safety of the consumers.”
Hart, who is a founding member of HIT’s parent company, HealthLink, said he is “satisfied” with HIT’s efforts in the healthcare space.
In fact, he said HIT “continues to be a leader in healthcare.”
Hart pointed to HIT’s recently announced partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Association of Healthcare Personnel Administrators (AAHPAA) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) as evidence that HIT has “put the information we need in the hands of the people.”
He said HIT is focused on getting the information to consumers, not just those at the front of the line.
Hacking Team has been the recipient of an “Innovator of the Year Award” from the AAHPAA and the HHS in recent years.
It is also recognized as the “Health Information Technology Innovator of America” by the American Society of Health Information Technologists.
Hart said the company has been working on healthcare for a long time.
He pointed to the company’s work on the Healthcare.gov website, the HIT-branded Patient Experience Improvement Tool (PEPIT), and its work to improve the quality of health care delivery.
Hart also took aim at HIT’s competitors, the healthcare providers and other entities that rely on HIT.
“The industry’s incumbents and others, like Anthem and CareFirst, are simply not doing enough to keep up,” Hart said.
“It’s really sad that they’ve been so complacent.”
He also questioned whether HIT should have been allowed to participate in the Obamacare marketplace in the first place.
Hart wrote, “They should have given us the choice.
They should have let us select our providers and health plans and the providers and plans we wanted.
But, no, they were not.”
Hitting Team’s business model is to create software that makes it easier for health care providers and insurers to collect and store personal health information.
For example, Hart wrote HIT uses the Personal Health Information Exchange (PHIEX) to share personal health data with healthcare providers.
He said the data is shared between the providers, and the HIT team uses the information for marketing purposes.
“Our approach to selling this data is very simple: we want to sell it as we sell the other products we sell.
We are not trying to be like a third-party seller,” Hart wrote.
“We want to offer a service that’s just as simple and free and easy to use as a medical product or other services that we sell.”
Hart said HIT has been in the health care business for several years, but he believes that the company will see a surge in enrollment in the coming years as healthcare providers begin to implement HIT-based healthcare solutions.
“The time to launch has come,” he wrote.