Buff Colchagoff of RosettaHealh helps us out with Day 7. The line “seven swans a swimming” from the classic Twelve Days of Christmas has been on my mind lately. I see swans gliding past my house on the Chesapeake Bay during the day, and hear them always “cooing” at night, as I drift off to sleep. What does this have to do with Health IT?
By Brian Levy MD – There is a lot of discussion about “clean” data today in healthcare. Recent movements with health IT, interoperability and data exchange hold great promise in fueling the high-level analytics.
By Sam Wehbe – The amount of health data is staggering and becoming more so on a daily basis. Today, 30 percent of all data storage worldwide is health data, according to a 2012 study by the Ponemon Institute.
Examining Oversight of the Privacy & Security of Health Data Collected by Entities Not Regulated by HIPAA
By Karen B. DeSalvo MD & Jocelyn Samuels – Many of us now use wearables and other types of health information technology to help us manage our health and the health of our loved ones. These fitness trackers and other technologies are changing the way we interact and control our own health.
By Matt Fisher – A Shakespearean Tangle: The current state of medical data is very complicated. The amount of medical data being created is exploding all of the time. The explosion is being facilitated by the always increasing number of ways of creating it and a broadening array of people or entities how want access to it.
By Susannah Fox – I never feel so American as when I’m traveling abroad. And my most recent trip was the pinnacle of this experience since I was representing the U.S. government at the Health and Care Innovation Expo organized by the UK’s National Health System (NHS) in Manchester, England.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) launched an initiative to assess how data can be used to improve health in our country. Data for Health seeks to explore how information and data can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives and build a culture of health.
Opportunity for Data Compilation, Analysis, and Extraction By Michael Sherling, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Modernizing Medicine, Inc. Twitter: @modmed_EMA Adoption rates for electronic health record (EHR) systems continue to soar, and every day mountains of patient information are turned into digital health data. This amassment of digital data precludes a huge opportunity for data compilation, […]
Health Data is Still Siloed in the Institutions that Created Them By Robert Rowley, MD, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Flow Health Twitter: @RRowleyMD Since the widespread adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems by most hospitals and a majority of community physicians, the fragmented, siloed nature of a given patient’s health story has […]
A Report by JASON By Dr. Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc – National Coordinator, ONC On April 16th HHS posted a report by JASON, an independent group of scientists that advises the Federal government on matters of science and technology, called “A Robust Health Data Infrastructure.” I am excited about the findings and encourage you […]
eHI 2013 Health Data Exchange & Interoperability Summit By: Jennifer Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Initiative Faced with rising costs and a healthcare system that is currently unable to deliver significant or sustainable increases in the quality of care, health information technology (health IT) has become the centerpiece of reform efforts to improve quality, safety, and […]
Health Data, ACOs, Informatics, and Transforming Healthcare So next week starts the second half of 2012. It won’t be long now until we see the final rules for CMS and ONC and the fate of Stage 2 and meaningful use. It seems that end of the summer still looks like the unveiling. But in the […]
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