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5 Government Health Challenges To Watch

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 25, 2013

The Obama Administration brought a new public policy strategy to the federal government in 2009: challenges, with prize money for private organizations that design solutions (typically software or apps) for policy problems. Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Docs May Need Some Good AI Lawyers

A recent post highlighted how artificial intelligence (AI) is already playing important roles in health care, and concluded that expanded use of AI may be ready for us before we are ready for it.  One example of the kind of problem we'll face is: who would we sue if care that an AI recommended or performed went wrong? Because, you know, always follow the money. Last week Stanford's One Hundred Year Study On Artificial Intelligence released its 2016 report, looking at the progress and potential of AI, as well as some recommendations for public policy...

Big Data's Dehumanizing Impact On Public Policy

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | July 12, 2013

Correlation-driven Big Data approaches to public policy issues try to de-humanize human decisions. That's always bad policy. Read More »

DeSalvo To Open Institute For e-Health Policy Capitol Hill Briefing

Staff Writer | HIMSS | March 27, 2014

[...] On Thursday, April 10th, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, the recently appointed National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will participate in her first Capitol Hill briefing by providing opening remarks for a session on “The value of health data in transforming care using secure information to improve efficiency and quality.” Read More »

Kansas Health Information Exchange Calls It A Day

John Pulley | Nextgov | September 20, 2012

The board responsible for overseeing the digital exchange of Kansans' health records today unanimously approved transferring its duties to a state agency within a year, provided the Legislature acts to make the transfer legal. Read More »

Open Data Goes Mainstream With G8 Charter

David Eaves | techPresident | June 26, 2013

Last week marked a major turning point for open data. It was a moment when the ideas around open data took a big leap out of the CIO's office and the world of advocates and entered more forcefully into the more general world of public policy. Read More »