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David Raths

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David Raths

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David Raths’ blog focuses on health IT policy issues ranging from patient privacy to genomic...

Could Physicians e-Prescribe Community Services?

November 7, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
What if helpful community services could be e-prescribed from the EHR in much the same way that an antibiotic or statin is today?

Dr. Mark Smith’s Five Tasks for the Healthcare Sector

November 5, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
In his keynote address at the PCORI annual meeting, Mark Smith, M.D., M.B.A. founding president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, laid out five tasks for the healthcare sector.

Time to End ‘Wild West’ of Health Data Usage in HIPAA-Free Zones

October 27, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
An Oct. 22 meeting put on by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services brought together industry leaders and researchers to talk about the many ways genetic, wearable and EHR health data is being used.

San Diego Connects the Dots to Create Social Snapshot of Clients

August 21, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
As cities look to connect social service agencies and health systems, the Community Information Exchange in San Diego is a model to emulate.

A ‘Google’ for Clinical Notes Draws Interest

August 8, 2018  |  David Raths
A grant from the National Cancer Institute will allow five academic medical centers to deploy EMERSE, which allows users to search free-text clinical notes from the electronic health record.

Why FDA’s Scott Gottlieb Wants to Create a ‘National Utility’ for Real-World Evidence

July 12, 2018  |  David Raths
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is signaling its intent to expand its work to get real-world data from EHRs and other data sources to assess product efficacy and safety.

Academic Medical Center, Tear Down That Wall (Between Research and Care)!

June 11, 2018  |  David Raths
Clay Johnston, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., dean and vice president for medical affairs at the brand-new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, makes the case for rethinking how academic medical centers define research and care.

FHIR DevDays to Provide Snapshot of Interoperability Progress on Several Fronts

June 5, 2018  |  David Raths
Wayne Kubick, HL7’s chief technology officer, gives us a preview of developments to be discussed at the upcoming FHIR DevDays meeting in Boston.

Does Healthcare Need a New Job Title: Digitician?

June 4, 2018  |  David Raths
Dale Sanders, president of technology at Health Catalyst, is advocating for the creation of a new health system role, which he is calling a “digitician.” What trends is he responding to and what would this person do?

One CIO’s View of the Path to Precision Medicine

May 10, 2018  |  David Raths
John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has some strong opinions about the future of precision medicine and can share some concrete examples of transitions already under way at Beth Israel.

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