The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of February that we think deserve sharing again.Read More
By Allison Dennis, Kevin Chaney & Teresa Zayas Cabán – Today’s health information ecosystem is broadening in terms of participants and data availability. The data sources that exist to inform clinical and biomedical research are more diverse than ever.
By Brittney Boakye, Allison Dennis, Kevin Chaney, Tracy Okubo & Teresa Zayas Cabán – Does the neighborhood I live in affect my health? How am I going to be able to see the specialist without a car? Can I share blood pressure and blood sugar readings I take at home with my doctor so she can monitor how I’m doing?
By Allison Dennis, Kevin Chaney, Tracy Okubo & Teresa Zayas Cabán – The use of genetic testing is becoming increasingly routine in patient care. For example, tests are available to check newborns for genetic disorders, screen would-be parents for carrier status, inform cancer care, and evaluate potential pharmacogenetic associations.
By Kevin Chaney, Kristen Miller & Allison Dennis – Estimating risks and weighing the benefits of health interventions is a challenge for patients and their providers. Patients may wonder if they should be thinking twice before having that second portion of desert. Doctors may consider recommending a daily aspirin.
By Kevin Chaney, Allison Dennis & Teresa Zayas Cabán – With the publication of the ONC Cures Act Final Rule, health IT developers, healthcare providers, and app developers now have formal direction regarding the content and transaction standards required for consumers to access their health information using standards-based APIs and healthcare apps.
By Kevin Chaney, Tracy Okubo, Avinash Shanbhag & Teresa Zayas Cabán – The ONC announced the latest awards under its Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health IT funding opportunity, which supports innovation to address emerging challenges and advance the development and use of interoperable health IT.
By Kevin Chaney MGS, Teresa Zayas Cabán, Josh Mandel MD, & Stephanie Devaney – EHR systems store incredibly rich data about individual patients, but historically, individuals have been unable to access this information easily and share it for research.
By Seth Pazinski, Peter Karras MBA PMP, Teresa Zayas Cabán and Kevin Chaney MGS – This year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released three strategic documents that will help set a path forward for health IT.