Creating a Learning Health System
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.
Patients are becoming more active in their own healthcare. Researchers are looking at what systems need to be created to capture patient-generated data and how it could be interoperable with clinical data to result in better health outcomes.
One of the biggest changes in healthcare isn’t taking place in the operating room. It’s coming in bits and bytes of data.
Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Connect is a project to demonstrate how evidence-based care can be more rapidly incorporated into clinical practice through interoperable decision support.
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.
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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By working through these challenges together across government, public and private entities, and academia, we can solve problems for a safer world.