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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...

JASON Report: Hype About AI in Healthcare Might Be Justified This Time

January 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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.

An Exciting New Year for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

January 8, 2018  |  David Raths
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.

Favorite Health IT Quotes of 2017: A Baker’s Dozen

December 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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.

Talking Semantic Interoperability with the VA’s Keith Campbell

December 18, 2017  |  David Raths
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.

Study Identifies Seven Barriers to Research on Impact of HIEs

December 14, 2017  |  David Raths
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?

With Pilots Done, What’s Next for Sync for Genes?

December 1, 2017  |  David Raths
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?

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.

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