The explosion of health-related data has created new opportunities to understand how health care is delivered, paid for and preserved. Health services evidence helps us understand how to identify, validate, share and analyze data to improve health.
Responding to remarks by HHS Secretary Alex Azar and other speakers at NHPC in February, Erin Williams of MITRE, an AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, highlights areas where new proposed CMS and ONC interoperability rules and other federal action could promote patient-centric digital health.
AcademyHealth member and health economist Sherry Glied provides an overview of a new law that will both facilitate health services research and offer new opportunities for this research to influence policy.
A new report from the Health Care Cost Institute, an AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, examined relative healthcare prices across the U.S. and found widespread healthcare price variation across metro areas.
When it comes to harnessing the power of data for tangible change, challenges range from the cultural to the technical. This post focuses on a new opportunity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that addresses perhaps the most critical step in this effort: data access.
Marty Puranik, CEO of Atlantic.Net, an AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, assesses compliance with data privacy and security regulations and outlines methods to cut costs associated with compliance.