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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...

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.

Combining Criminal Justice, Health Data Creates New Opportunities for Meaningful Interventions

April 17, 2018  |  David Raths
Cross-sector data analysis found that a small number of Camden, N.J., residents have a disproportionate impact on the healthcare and criminal justice sectors, neither of which is designed to address the underlying problems those residents face.

What Will the Next-Generation Clinical Surveillance Solution Look Like?

April 4, 2018  |  David Raths
A recent survey of 30 U.S. clinical informatics executives suggests that a new generation of clinical surveillance tools for high-acuity patients has the potential to cut down on alarm fatigue experienced with traditional clinical decision support tools in the EHR.

What Are Top Use Cases for a Population-Level Data API?

March 7, 2018  |  David Raths
A December 2017 meeting involving ONC identified a path for future work on a FHIR-based population-level data API.

QHIN Questions

February 28, 2018  |  David Raths
In late January when I wrote a story about an ONC presentation on its draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), I chose the headline, “What Will TEFCA Mean for Regional HIEs?” because right away it seemed obvious to me that HIEs might see this as more of a threat than an opportunity.

Rethinking the Multi-Institution Clinical Data Repository

February 22, 2018  |  David Raths
The evolution in approach at Health Sciences South Carolina may signal a sea change in how large clinical data repositories work.

What Will TEFCA Mean For Regional HIEs?

January 30, 2018  |  David Raths
The ONC’s draft Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) is an ambitious plan to jolt the sluggish pace of progress on interoperability between providers, particularly in the ambulatory space. How will it impact the sustainability of local health information exchanges?

JASON Report: Hype About AI in Healthcare Might Be Justified This Time

January 22, 2018  |  David Raths
Predicting the impact of artificial intelligence on healthcare is occupying a lot of technology experts these days, including JASON, a federal advisory group made up of independent elite scientists.

An Exciting New Year for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

January 8, 2018  |  David Raths
It’s an exciting time in the world of pragmatic clinical trials, as the big data from EHRs and claims data starts to bring back answers to interesting research questions.

Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2017: A Baker’s Dozen

December 19, 2017  |  David Raths
Each year I like to look back through my interviews at some of the quotes from industry leaders that intrigued me the most to see if they help elucidate any patterns that I might miss in my day-to-day reporting on informatics trends.

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