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Five elements of reform that health providers would rather not hear about

Data as a platform, patient control, and partnerships are key

The quantum leap we need in patient care requires a complete overhaul of record-keeping and health IT. Leaders of the health care field know this and have been urging the changes on health care providers for years, but the providers are having trouble accepting the changes for several reasons. What’s holding them back? Change certainly costs money, but the industry…
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Why microchips in pills matter

Microchips embedded in pills can ease medicine management and empower patients.

Earlier this week, Proteus announced that they have been approved by the FDA to market their ingestible microchips for pills. Generally, the FDA approval process for devices that are totally new like this is a painful one, with much suffering. So it…
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Democratizing data, and other notes from the Open Source convention

Health care track draws a small and passionate core

There has been enormous talk over the past few years of open data and what it can do for society, but proponents have largely come to admit: data is not democratizing in itself. This topic is hotly debated, and a nice summary of the viewpoints is available in this PDF containing articles by noted experts. At the…
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Health records support genetics research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Michael Italia on making use of data collected in health care settings.

Michael Italia from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discusses the tools and methods his team uses to manage health care data.

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Top Stories: June 18-22, 2012

Top Stories: June 18-22, 2012

Copyright and intellectual disobedience, improving health IT integration, and pushing the envelope on digital images.

This week on O'Reilly: Artist Nina Paley explained her "intellectual disobedience" stance on copyright, Shahid Shah looked at the future of health IT integration, and illustrator Laura Maaske discussed the next generation of digital imagery.

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The state of Health Information Exchange in Massachusetts

Health IT and HIE advances in Massachusetts may lead to national shifts.

Although health information exchange should be identified as a process, having the structures and organizations to facilitate exchange is a challenge facing health care. A recent conference articulated these issues, and presented clear plans on how Massachusetts is addressing them.

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Clinician, researcher, and patients working together: progress aired at Indivo conference

Open-source SMART platform and Indivo PHR are increasingly integrated

SMART and Indivo offer a far-reaching platform for giving patients access to data and working seemlessly with other cooperating institutions.

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How the federal government helps health care standards evolve

Dr. Lauren Thompson discusses the Federal Health Architecture.

In this interview, Federal Health Architecture director Dr. Lauren Thompson discusses the state of health information exchange.

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Why health IT systems integrate poorly today, and what future EHRs can do about it

The push for health data interoperability won't work unless the approach is modernized.

New Internet-centric approaches to health IT systems are needed, and the government should be mandating a more modern open style of data exchange that breaks through monolithic systems.

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Games for Health covers current status of behavior change

There have never been better reasons for doing right by ourselves

A few existing and upcoming projects that illustrate what games are doing in health care, and some trends to watch.

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