By William Hersh MD – After years of giving lip service to standards, the health information/informatics community is now taking interoperability very seriously. The reason is obvious: we have spent a decade ramping up adoption of EHRs in the US and elsewhere, and we have learned….Read More
Informatics and Analytics
By William Hersh – One of the most highly viewed posts of this blog is a 2015 posting, What is the Difference (If Any) Between Informatics and Data Science. One critique I have had of data science is the focus of most work on only showing prediction and not implementing prescription.
The future of healthcare digitization is exciting and transformative, and data will be the foundation to accelerate that change. HAS 19 will showcase data as both a fundamental survival strategy and as an innovative approach for thriving in the new world of digital healthcare.
By William Hersh MD – Scarcely a week goes by without another study published of a deep learning algorithm that achieves accuracy comparable to or sometimes better than human experts.
By William Hersh MD – Data Science is a broad field that intersects many other fields within and outside of biomedicine and health, including biomedical informatics. Data science is certainly an important component of research and educational programs in…
By William Hersh MD – My recent posting describing my updated study of the health IT workforce shows that this is a great time to work in operational health IT and informatics settings.
By William Hersh MD – Exactly 20 years ago, I organized a panel at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium that attracted so large an audience that the crowd spilled out of the room into the hallway.
By William Hersh MD – A new analysis of the healthcare IT workforce indicates that as hospitals and health systems continue to adopt EHRs and other forms of IT, as many as 19,852 to 153,114 more full-time equivalent personnel may be required.
By Kurt Waltenbaugh – Consider that 60% of overall health is determined by socioeconomic and behavioral determinants, but make up just 4% of the national health budget. Conversely, just 10% of an individual’s overall health is determined by medical needs, yet approximately 88% of US healthcare spending goes towards patient care.