Health IT Buzz

Two Sides of the AI/ML Coin in Health Care

By Kathryn Marchesini, Jeff Smith, & Jordan Everson – As we’ve previously discussed, algorithms—step by step instructions (rules) to perform a task or solve a problem, especially by a computer—have been widely used in health care for decades. One clear use of these algorithms is through evidence-based, clinical decision support interventions.

Top Three Themes from ONC’s EHI Sharing Workshop

By Amanda Woodhead – ONC recently held a health care provider-focused workshop and guided discussion on opportunities and challenges related to sharing electronic health information. More than 200 people involved with utilizing health information technology to share EHI participated in the half-day workshop.

Accelerating PCOR through Synthetic Health Data Generation

By Stephanie Garcia & Carmen Smiley – Real world health data are critical for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). However, it’s often difficult, expensive, and time consuming for researchers to access real-world clinical health data because of privacy concerns, security restrictions, and usage issues.