By Matt Fisher – Who owns healthcare data? Who can access healthcare data? Who can control how healthcare data are used? Those three questions can form the basis for going into any number of directions in the discussion around healthcare data.Read More
By Kurt Stoever – In an information-laden world, healthcare still stands as one of the globe’s most data-intensive industries. In fact, UNC Charlotte’s Health Informatics and Analytics Data Science Initiative reports that up to 30 percent of the world’s stored data is healthcare-generated.
By Jitin Asnaani – A little over six years ago, a group of EHR vendors came together to conceive of a unique collaborative effort with a single Vision in mind: that care data should follow the individual, regardless of where care has occurred – regardless of care setting, regardless of…
By Ed Simcox – The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes that citizens need access to their healthcare data to empower them to make better decisions about their health and healthcare. The proposed rules recently published by CMS and the ONC lay out clear steps to realize this.
By Luis Castillo – We’re awash in data. It’s on our phones, it’s saved on our computers, our networks. It’s in the cloud. In a relatively short period of time, we’ve gone from an analog world where data was exceedingly rare to an era where there’s literally more data available than humans could possibly process.
By Art Gross – Our healthcare data holds a multitude of sensitive information regarding our personal lives. That information could include our full name, date of birth, home address, health history, diagnoses, and test results to name a few pieces of information.
By Scott Corbitt – The healthcare data explosion has prompted thorny debates over data ownership and access. Obviously, patients have a vested interest in having access to their own personal health history, but the data holds value for other stakeholders as well.
By Stephen Matheson – From WannaCry to the Equifax breach, cyberattacks dominated headlines in 2017. As cybercriminals look for new ways to breach data networks, hospital IT departments will continue to be the last line of defense in the ongoing cyberwar for highly-valued patient data.
By Rose Higgins – No matter where your organization stands on its journey toward value-based payment and care delivery, most will struggle to make a variety of critical, strategic decisions in order to determine the right methods needed to improve outcomes and prove value.