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Exploring a New Computing Model to Enhance Health Care Analysis

Naresh Sundar Rajan | December 10, 2020

This post was written by guest contributors.
To battle the COVID-19 pandemic, health professionals need immediate access to relevant health data in order to inform clinical decision making, conduct timely research, understand trends, and inform response efforts.
The pandemic, though, highlighted a known shortcoming of our nation’s health data infrastructure. Decision makers, like health care providers, must rely on information reporting services outside the health care system to obtain real-time epidemiological data that, even then,

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“Mobilizing a Million Hearts” Through SMART on FHIR

Kevin Chaney | November 30, 2020

Estimating risks and weighing the benefits of health interventions is a challenge for patients and their providers. Patients may wonder if they should be thinking twice before having that second portion of desert. Doctors may consider recommending a daily aspirin. Both may know that smoking poses a higher risk, but by how much? While the medical differences between these choices and factors may be nuanced, there are many different software systems, apps, and online platforms that can help providers deliver better care for patients to understand and improve their health.

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Accelerating API and App Connectivity: Consumer Perspectives

Kevin Chaney | November 24, 2020

With the publication of the ONC Cures Act Final Rule, health IT developers, healthcare providers, and app developers now have formal direction regarding the content and transaction standards required for consumers to access their health information using standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs) and healthcare apps.  Building on this work, we’ve launched a new project to help accelerate the understanding and use of standardized APIs and healthcare apps. The Accelerating APIs for Scientific Discovery project is part of ONC’s efforts to spur innovation and adoption of standardized APIs to enable sharing of electronic health information among consumers,

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