data sharing

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GenoSpace And The TranSMART Foundation Announce Partnership To Expand Data Sharing And Analytics

Press Release | tranSMART Foundation, GenoSpace, Pistoia Alliance | June 4, 2013

GenoSpace, LLC, a company that builds information systems capable of storing and integrating genomic information and other health data for clinical care and advanced research, today announced its support for the emerging open-source tranSMART data-sharing and analytics platform. Read More »

Global Alliance Formed To Create Framework For Genomic Data Sharing

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | June 7, 2013

More than 70 major research and healthcare organizations from 41 countries have signed a letter of intent to create a framework for sharing genomic data worldwide, posted at the Broad Institute's website... Read More »

Google Just Granted Itself The Right To Use Your Name And Photo In Its Online Ads

Robert A. Ferdman | Quartz | October 11, 2013

Google just got a tad creepier. Thanks to tweaks made to its terms of service today, Google will be able to use its users’ names and photos in select advertising beginning next month (November 11). Read More »

Hackers Are Coming for Your Healthcare Records -- Here’s Why

Lucas Mearian | Computer World | June 30, 2016

Data stolen from a bank quickly becomes useless once the breach is discovered and passcodes are changed. But data from the healthcare industry, which includes both personal identities and medical histories, can live a lifetime. Cyberattacks will cost hospitals more than $305 billion over the next five years and one in 13 patients will have their data compromised by a hack, according to industry consultancy Accenture. And a study by the Brookings Institution predicts that one in four data breaches this year will hit the healthcare industry...

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Halamka Gears Up for HIMSS 2017

Next week, 50,000 of our closest friends will gather together in Orlando to learn about the latest trends in the healthcare IT industry. I’ll be giving a few keynote addresses, trying to predict what the Trump administration will bring, identify those technologies that will move from hype to reality, and highlighting which products are only “compiled” in Powerpoint - a powerful development language that is really easy to modify! The Trump administration is likely to reduce regulatory burden but is unlikely to radically change the course of value-based purchasing. This means that interoperability, analytics, and workflow products that help improve outcomes while reducing costs will still be important...

Halamka Sets Healthcare Innovation Priorities for 2017

As we begin 2017, what should be the focus of our work over the next year?... Regardless of the policies, repeals, and delays of the Trump administration, we’ll still need to optimize usability and support the four goals of value-based purchasing - quality measurement, total medical expense management, practice process improvement and technology adoption. BIDMC has already created a prototype of groupware documentation and we should complete our next generation inpatient documentation solution by mid 2017. Part of that work incorporates open source secure texting as part of the medical record. We’re also piloting Google’s G-suite so that our stakeholders can store/share, collaborate, and communicate on any device from anywhere using only a browser...

Halamka's Dispatch from HIMSS 2017

As I wrote last week, I expected 2017 HIMSS to be filled with Wearables, Big Data, Social Networking concepts from other industries, Telemedicine, and Artificial Intelligence. I was not disappointed. 42,000 of my closest friends each walked an average of 5 miles per day through the Orlando Convention Center. One journalist told me “It’s overwhelming. You do your best to look professional and wear comfy shoes!” After 50 meetings, and 12 meals in 3 days, here’s my impression of the experience...

Halamka's Health IT Observations from Japan and New Zealand

This week I’ve taken vacation time to help my colleagues in Japan and New Zealand with national IT planning. As I often say, the healthcare IT challenges are the same all over the world, but the cultural context is different. In Japan, I spent 2 days in Tokyo and 1 day in Kyoto, lecturing, meeting, and listening to stakeholders. There is a great desire to share data for care coordination and clinical trials/clinical research. Telemedicine/telehealth is increasingly important in an aging Japanese society that has increasing healthcare needs but a limited number of caregivers and few opportunities to increase healthcare budgets. Here are a few of the current issues we discussed...

Health Care Should Get "Smart" about Protecting Patient Data

Admit it: you're worried about your online privacy. Admit it: your personal health information is one of the things you worry most about getting hacked. Admit it: you don't understand why your health care providers seem to have a hard time sharing key information about you. And admit it, you're not quite sure what health insurers really do, except for always saying no and for getting between you and your health care providers. This is why blockchain is the new hope -- or hype -- for health care. What intrigues me most about it, though, are its "smart contracts." The GAO recently cited health as a key area of cybersecurity weakness, and TrendMicro profiled why cybercrime is a particular threat for health care...

Health Cloud Grows In Europe

Dillan Yogendra | HIEWatch | July 25, 2013

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a key enabler for enterprise-wide solutions. In the healthcare IT market, implementing cloud computing technologies effectively can assist European healthcare providers to improve the quality of medical services and the efficiency of operations, share information geographically, and manage overheads. Read More »

Health Information Exchanges Report Information Blocking

Kate Monica | EHR Intelligence | March 23, 2017

Despite widespread disapproval and Congressional scrutiny, information blocking remains a problem for health information exchanges working to connect providers and their EHR systems. Drawing data from a national survey of 60 HIE leaders, a new study by researchers at University of Michigan Schools of Information and Public Health found information blocking to be widespread and the policies in place to mitigate the practice ineffective...

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Healthcare Big Data Silos Prevent Delivery of Coordinated Care

Brent Clough | Health IT Analytics | August 19, 2016

Complaints about silos in healthcare are nothing new. For a patient to fill a single prescription, there are several disconnected groups that need to work together to move the process forward. The specialist and the primary doctor have to connect and share information, and the payer and provider need to be on the same page. Unfortunately, for patients across the country, these stakeholders are moving at different speeds and in different directions, preventing true collaboration across organizations...

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Healthcare Cybersecurity Task Force Seeks Industry Input

Elizabeth Snell | Health IT Security | September 20, 2016

The recently appointed Healthcare Cybersecurity Task Force is hoping that a crowdsourcing approach will draw in the necessary advice and insight for how the group can best implement change to keep the healthcare industry secure against evolving threats. The Task Force was created under the Cybersecurity Information Security Act of 2015...

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Healtheway Interoperability Initiative Will Push For Standardized Connectivity

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | February 24, 2014

Healtheway, the nonprofit public/private collaborative chartered to advance the nationwide implementation of interoperable health information exchange, has unveiled a new initiative to bring the industry together to provide a standardized framework for connectivity. Read More »

healthsystemCIO.com Survey Says Connecting With Independents Is Top Priority

Kate Gamble | healthsystemCIO.com | April 25, 2012

As government incentive programs place a greater emphasis on data sharing — both within and among organizations, connecting with independent physicians is moving higher up on CIOs’ to-do lists. In fact, 79 percent of CIOs said that integrating electronically with outside providers is now among their top three priorities... Read More »