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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...

At Symposium, AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma Spent Time ‘Hanging Out with the Newbies’

November 17, 2017  |  David Raths
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.

Quantifying (and Alleviating) the Quality Measurement Burden

November 9, 2017  |  David Raths
Can EHRs be designed to more easily collect and report metrics? What other steps can help keep externally reported measures to a manageable level?

Bringing a Team Science Approach to Research Informatics

November 3, 2017  |  David Raths
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.

Using EHR Data to Automate Public Health Reporting, Analysis

October 26, 2017  |  David Raths
Michael Klompas, M.D., M.P.H, a professor of population medicine at Harvard University, spoke about his team’s work to use EHR data to automate reporting to public health agencies on notifiable diseases and chronic conditions.

Connecting Patient-Reported Outcomes to EHRs? Consult This Users’ Guide

October 18, 2017  |  David Raths
As use of patient-reported outcomes becomes more common, many health systems want to integrate the data into electronic health records. A new guide helps steer clinical leaders through some of the challenges involved.

SHIN-NY 2020 Roadmap Seeks to Address ‘Perfect Storm of Reduced Support’

October 10, 2017  |  David Raths
A New York statewide health information exchange roadmap addresses funding challenges, value-based care, and provider interest in the types of data currently not available through the network.

Is Our Health System Limping Along or in the ICU?

September 29, 2017  |  David Raths
Debate premise: Is the U.S. healthcare system like a patient in the intensive care unit battling sepsis? Or is it more like someone in a skilled nursing facility recovering from a stroke?

Overcoming Barriers to Collecting Patient-Reported Outcomes

September 7, 2017  |  David Raths
Nine months ago I had to have surgery. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) were not part of my follow-up care. A paper detailing Partners HealthCare's journey with PROMs details the challenges health systems have implementing them.

Telehealth Loses a Champion

August 23, 2017  |  David Raths
Telehealth lost a great advocate when Mario Gutierrez, executive director of the Center for Connected Health Policy, passed away last week.

Google Glass Isn’t Just for Remote Scribes

August 22, 2017  |  David Raths
Creating a remote presence for specialists is critical for a Canadian province with a population of about a million people scattered over a territory roughly the size of France.

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