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.
Turning data into knowledge and action requires more than artificial intelligence and massive processing capacity. AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson highlights some of the other keys to harnessing data for health care transformation, many of which will be discussed at this week's Health Data Policy and Strategy Orientation.
Rebecca Bruno of MITRE, an AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, highlights the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to enhance Medicaid data quality, improve its oversight functions, and provide data that can be used effectively by researchers and stakeholders.
With a massive growth in data and information, there is a bounty of opportunity for value creation at hand. But delivery systems will have to be strategic about the use of data in order to be truly innovative.