Tag Archives: big data

The Tower Of Babel In Clinical Research: PCORnet’s Common Data Model Cracks The Foundation

The goal of PCORnet’s research platform is to use the Common Data Model to conduct clinical trials and observational studies that are faster, cheaper, and more efficient than is traditional research.

June 6, 2017

Four Lessons In The Adoption Of Machine Learning In Health Care

Technology innovation systems are promising breakthroughs to improve diagnostic accuracy, tailor treatments, and even eventually replace work performed by clinicians. However, it is far from clear how it will transform health care in the short to mid-term.

May 9, 2017

Building The Value-Based Health Care System Of The Future Depends On Meeting Clinicians’ Data Needs

As we prepare to transition from this administration, we’d like to take stock of what our nation has accomplished and to lay out a potential roadmap for the next administration.

January 17, 2017

The Culture Of Data Sharing Has To Change

While the role of data and data sharing and its significance in transforming our nation’s health care system is sometimes overlooked, we should not underestimate its role in generating new business models and new ways of delivering care.

September 20, 2016

Not Your Typical Health Conference: Takeaways From Spotlight Health

For the second year, a small Health Affairs team attended Spotlight Health in beautiful Aspen, Colorado. The topics (opioids, planetary health, healthy eating, etc.) were beyond typical. Here are 7 takeaways.

July 7, 2016

To Identify Patients For Care Management Interventions, Look Beyond Big Data

Complex care management programs are costly, so it is important to select patients who are also most likely to benefit from such programs. To best identify the right patients, we need to consider other data sources, particularly provider insights and patient-reported data.

April 19, 2016

New Heath Care Symposium: A Healthy Skepticism Of Incumbents, A Healthy Commitment To Entry

Would-be entrants to the health care industry see the enormous difficulty of challenging incumbents and a marketplace that often does not reward value; in health care, the entrant with a better mousetrap rarely gains market share. Changing this will require creative policy responses.

March 3, 2016

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on Medicare's coverage of ambulance rides, racism in the hospital, and more.

February 29, 2016

In Pursuit Of Hospital Quality: Creating Effective Performance Measures And Transparency In Health Care

Reports by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and other research surfaced a decade and a half ago indicating that patients could not always be confident in the quality or safety of hospital care, and that too frequently in America hospital care was wanting. Much progress has been made since these...

August 4, 2015

The Latest Health Wonk Review

While you're waiting for the Supreme Court to decide King v. Burwell, check out the last couple of Health Wonk Reviews.

June 25, 2015