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.
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.
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.