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Using Data Interoperability to Improve Care for Veterans

Using Data Interoperability to Improve Care for Veterans

With more veterans relying on care from multiple providers, it’s important that all clinicians involved in the patient’s care be able to see a holistic view of the symptoms, history, and treatments. MITRE’s VP and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Jay Schnitzer talks about the research under way and the vision for achieving interoperability of electronic health record data for better healthcare outcomes.

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What does cancer have in common with opioid addiction, heart disease, and diabetes? Unfortunately, numbers—very large numbers. MITRE’s Andre Quina, a specialist in open source software tools for healthcare, writes that such large figures also provide potential solutions.

“Synthea” Synthetic Patient Population Symulator

SyntheticMass contains realistic but fictional residents of the state of Massachusetts. The synthetic population aims to statistically mirror the real population in terms of demographics, disease burden, vaccinations, medical visits, and social determinants. SyntheticMass will provide a sandbox for Health IT developers, researchers, and clinicians interested in exploring new healthcare solutions.

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