By Andrew Gettinger & Teresa Zayas Cabán – Health IT has helped drive progress in health care over the last decade, but it has also introduced a variety of different challenges, many reported by the clinical community.Read More
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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.
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, 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 Teresa Zayas Cabán – Successful health research hinges on the quality of the data used to advance discovery and needed health IT functionality. Electronic health data are increasingly available and can be a significant boon for the medical research community.
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 Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, FAAN, Susan Gregurick, PhD, Teresa Zayas Cabán & Steven Posnack – Opportunity knocks for NIH researchers, who will be able to leverage clinical data from electronic health record (EHR) systems with increased frequency and consistency.