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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...

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.

Could European Data Protection Regulation Give FHIR a Boost?

July 5, 2017  |  David Raths
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will introduce sweeping changes in May 2018. It could also impact the international adoption of interoperability standards such as HL7’s FHIR.

Using Big Data to Find Hypertension Patients ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’

June 19, 2017  |  David Raths
John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical informatics officer for AMGA Analytics, is combing through claims and EHR data to find patients with undiagnosed hypertension who are “hiding in plain sight.”

Creating the Digital Library for the Learning Health System

June 15, 2017  |  David Raths
Big data and precision medicine platforms lack repositories for the knowledge they generate. The University of Michigan is seeking to create a digital repository to store and curate digital knowledge artifacts for health at scale.

Key to Multi-Sector Data Sharing: Meaningful, Long-Term Partnerships

June 5, 2017  |  David Raths
During a recent webinar put on by the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, executives described the value of building trust and longer-term partnerships.

The Importance of Bringing EMS Systems Into the HIE Loop

May 31, 2017  |  David Raths
In February 2017, Orange County EMS, Newport Beach Fire Department and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian were the first in California to begin the implementation of +EMS for bidirectional health information exchange.

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.

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