Last week, I attended a program at the Harvard Medical School on data and analytics strategies for healthcare that gave me insightful perspectives on healthcare IT from frontline physicians who work with technology on an everyday basis. One of the big topics of discussion was the intractable problem with healthcare data: who owns it, who gets to use it, and how data from multiple sources can be used effectively to drive improved outcomes and lower the costs of care. While AI has made significant progress with images, it turns out that the way we store patient medical information in structured databases in EHR systems can be a limitation in the adoption of machine learning and AI in healthcare.
In my latest blog, in MobiHealthNews, I address the slow progress in the adoption of digital health innovation. Notwithstanding the challenges with data and the risks with new technologies, the good news is that innovation is progressing steadily and finding its way into care management protocols and pathways.
Last week, Congress voted to remove a ban on federal funding for a universal patient identifier, a challenge that has bedeviled interoperability in healthcare for ages. This could be the tipping point that debottlenecks the challenges to digital health innovation.
We have also included a couple of unique perspectives on the ethical and legal challenges of AI in healthcare.
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