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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...

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.

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.

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