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?
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.
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.
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.
Is focusing on FHIR like starting to build a skyscraper on the third floor? That’s what the VA's Keith Campbell argues. His focus — on the ground floor — is semantic interoperability.
Despite the public and private investments made in health information exchanges, there have been relatively few empirical research studies on their impact. Why is that?
Sync for Genes was established to expedite the use of standards to enable patients’ ability to share their genomics information. What did pilot projects find?
Specializing in informatics is no longer just a mid-career shift for physicians. It is now a primary career path in fields such as pharmacy and nursing. AMIA is working to create career pathways that recognize this shift.
Can EHRs be designed to more easily collect and report metrics? What other steps can help keep externally reported measures to a manageable level?
The National Center for Data to Health hopes to build upon some of the successes in sharing across Clinical and Translational Science Award programs but in a more innovative and open-ended way.