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David Raths

Contributing Editor

David Raths



David Raths’ blog focuses on health IT policy issues ranging from patient privacy to genomic...

AMIA Charts Course to Learning Health System

January 21, 2019  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
Informatics experts propose specific policy recommendations to move from evidence-based medicine to evidence-generating medicine.

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball with LRVHealth’s Keith Figlioli

January 21, 2019  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
What will 2019 hold for digital health startups and health system CIOs? We asked LRVHealth's Keith Figlioli for his predictions.

Key Questions Before Partnering With Telehealth Specialty Providers

January 18, 2019  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
The California Telehealth Resource Center (CTRC) has come up with 20 questions clinics should ask specialty telehealth providers when vetting different offerings

My Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2018

December 18, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
One of the perks of this job is that I get to interview some of the smartest CIOs, CMIOs and entrepreneurs around. Here are a few of their sharpest comments.

Can Telehealth Slow the Traffic Between Nursing Homes, Emergency Departments?

December 6, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
There are 1.3 million transfers from skilled nursing facilities to emergency rooms each year, and CMS estimates that two-thirds of those are avoidable. Could telehealth be part of the solution?

A Look into the Future with IDC Health Insights’ Mutaz Shegewi

December 3, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
An interview with Mutaz Shegewi of IDC Health Insights about tech trends impacting healthcare over the next five years.

Could Physicians e-Prescribe Community Services?

November 7, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
What if helpful community services could be e-prescribed from the EHR in much the same way that an antibiotic or statin is today?

Dr. Mark Smith’s Five Tasks for the Healthcare Sector

November 5, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
In his keynote address at the PCORI annual meeting, Mark Smith, M.D., M.B.A. founding president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, laid out five tasks for the healthcare sector.

Time to End ‘Wild West’ of Health Data Usage in HIPAA-Free Zones

October 27, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
An Oct. 22 meeting put on by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services brought together industry leaders and researchers to talk about the many ways genetic, wearable and EHR health data is being used.

San Diego Connects the Dots to Create Social Snapshot of Clients

August 21, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
As cities look to connect social service agencies and health systems, the Community Information Exchange in San Diego is a model to emulate.


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