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 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 Tracy Okubo & Kenneth Mandl – Because of advances in interoperability, it’s becoming increasingly common for people and their healthcare providers to access and share information from EHRs using 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 Stephanie Garcia, MPH, Kevin Chaney, MGS, Tracy Okubo, PMP, Robert Freimuth & Teresa Zayas Caban – Genomic data—information about the complete set of genes that make up each individual—have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and usher in a new era of precision medicine and scientific discovery.
By Kevin Chaney MGS, Tracy Okubo PMP, Ida Sim PhD, MD & Teresa Zayas Caban – We know SDOH—the conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play—impact our health, delivery of care, and coordination of services in many ways.
By Teresa Zayas Caban, Kevin Chaney MGS, Stephanie Garcia MPH, Tracy Okubo PMP & Robert Carroll PhD – The increasing availability of electronic health data in the 21st century has tremendous potential to ignite a new era of inquiry and discovery.
By Teresa Zayas Caban, Tracy Okubo, & Kevin Chaney – Earlier this year, the ONC, in partnership with National Institutes of Health, announced the Sync for Genes pilots – an effort to strengthen genomic data sharing that is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative.