Jeff Smith

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.

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Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Rewards from Machine Learning

By Kathryn Marchesini, Jeff Smith, & Jordan Everson – When talking about artificial intelligence today, people are usually referring to predictive models—often driven by machine learning techniques—that “learn” from historic data and make predictions, recommendations, or classifications (outputs) which inform or drive decision making.

Getting the Best out of Algorithms in Health Care

By Kathryn Marchesini, Jeff Smith, & Jordan Everson – The same basic technology that can predict what movie you might want to watch, what song you might want to listen to, or what item you might want to buy online, can also predict the onset of diseases, forecast costs of care, and recommend treatment options for your doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.

An Upcoming Milestone in Our Interoperability Journey

By Jeff Smith, Tony Myers, & Papia Paul – It’s going to be a busy year – a really busy year. In 2022, much of the promise of the 21st Century Cures Act comes to certified health IT near you. ONC dutifully monitors industry progress towards certification to the 2015 Edition Cures Update, which introduces new standards and functionalities that will benefit our health care system in a variety of ways.

A New Window into How Certified Health IT Is Being Used

By Michael Wittie & Jeff Smith – In section 3009A of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, Congress created the “Electronic Health Record Reporting Program” and required health IT developers participating in the ONC Health IT Certification Program to publicly report certain information about their certified health IT products consistent with a new “condition of maintaining certification.”