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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...

Researchers Are the Tail; the Health System Is the Dog

May 14, 2017  |  David Raths
Researchers at the NIH Collaboratory Coordinating Center describe some lessons learned from investigators involved in its pragmatic clinical trials.

From Infancy to Adolescence on Population Health

May 9, 2017  |  David Raths
Bill Gillis, CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) in Boston talks about progress on bringing together claims and clinical data to refine its population health efforts.

AMIA’s iHealth Was All About Pop Health

May 7, 2017  |  David Raths
The AMIA iHealth 2017 Conference here in Philadelphia last week had a strong population health flavor to it. It kicked off with a great keynote address by the City of Brotherly Love’s own pop health guru, David Nash, M.D., founding dean of Thomas Jefferson University's School of Population Health.

Live from AMIA iHealth: What Happens When Patients Upload Heart Rate Data Into the EHR?

May 4, 2017  |  David Raths
Cedars-Sinai Health System faced challenges when patients start uploading heart rate data into the EHR through the patient portal. Who is responsible for monitoring that data?

Day 2 of Datapalooza: More Providers Seeking Social Determinants Data

April 28, 2017  |  David Raths
Healthcare Informatics made social determinants of health data one of its top 10 tech trends for 2017. The presentations at the 8th annual Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C., this week confirmed that sharing data across sectors is becoming more important in a value-based payment world.

Report from Datapalooza Day 1: Real-World Data Liberation

April 27, 2017  |  David Raths
The first day of the 8th annual Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C., brought a reminder of the conference’s unofficial catchphrase: “Nothing about me without me.”

Have You Written Your Health System’s Constitution?

April 13, 2017  |  David Raths
Are there parallels between the development of your health system’s IT governance structure and how the Founding Fathers compromised to create the U.S. Constitution?

Population Health in Maryland: ‘The Stars Are in Alignment’

April 10, 2017  |  David Raths
Maryland’s experiment in changing how provider organizations are paid opens the door to population health experimentation.

My Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2016

December 20, 2016  |  David Raths
For the past several years, I have taken the time during the holiday season to reflect back on the past year by picking my 10 favorite quotes from stories I have written during the year. I often find these quotes help to illuminate some of the major trends of the period and they can be thought provoking as well.

Coming Soon to Your Hospital: IoT, Cognitive Computing, Robots and More Ransomware

December 15, 2016  |  David Raths
IDC’s FutureScape predicts that by 2018, there will be a doubling of ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations.

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