Contra Costa Health Services received a grant for a pilot program aimed at sharing data across multiple disciplines in their Epic EHR. We’re discussing how this has helped patients and providers, and led to efficiencies.
There are a variety of factors that influence health outcomes over and above our genetics or our habits. A variety of demographic and other societal factors can be used to predict health, and the healthcare community is using artificial intelligence to refine and make better use of these predictions.
The VA and DoD have a new office to help coordinate interoperability in the transition to using Cerner as the EHR for the VA. The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization office is designed to provide accountability for the project, although lawmakers aren’t yet convinced that it will be effective.
Healthcare organizations have a large amount of data that can be used to make improvements in the way the business is run. Partners Healthcare found that Natural Language Processing can be used to evaluate how decision support can be optimized to reduce alert fatigue and present more effective user messages.