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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...

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.

Where Are Health Systems Falling Short in Addressing Social Determinants of Health?

July 28, 2017  |  David Raths
Eighty percent of executives surveyed by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions said social needs are a core part of their mission, but 72 percent said they don’t have sustainable funding to do it.

Hospitals Ranked on Responsiveness to Patient Record Requests; How Is Yours Doing?

July 20, 2017  |  David Raths
PatientBank, a company that helps patients request their records from hospitals, created a rubric to rate hospital health information management departments on their flexibility and responsiveness.

A New C-Level Position Proposed for the Hospital

July 18, 2017  |  David Raths
Two leaders in primary care are proposing a new hospital role: the chief primary care medical officer.

What Ethical Issues Does the Precision Medicine Initiative Face?

July 10, 2017  |  David Raths
Nancy Kass, Sc.D., a professor of bioethics and public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, described her role as chair of the institutional review board of the the Precision Medicine Initiative, now called the All of Us Research Program.

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