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.
Since 2016, AcademyHealth has worked with the California Health Care Foundation to assist digital health market entrants understand their responsibilities under and effectively navigate the Privacy and Security Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as other federal and California privacy and security laws.
AcademyHealth supports the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Data for Action (HD4A) program, the newest research program from the Foundation. HD4A equips researchers with valuable data—information that can help them better answer important questions.
With funding from a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award, AcademyHealth and a group of diverse stakeholders are identifying evidence gaps related to person-generated data; setting priorities for future studies; and providing insights into personal technology preferences that can inform the development of future consumer-facing tools.