Tag Archives: data

Predicting COVID-19 hotspots: Kaiser Permanente tool uses EHR data to forecast surges

In a study published this week in BMJ Open, Kaiser Permanente researchers put forth a method to predict upcoming COVID-19 surges up to six weeks in advance.   By examining electronic health record data from Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, the team was able to zero in on ten indicators that, they say, can help… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »