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Wellth IT: Syndicate and analyze data to tackle social determinants of health

The U.S spends far more per capita on health care than other countries. Yet experts estimate 75 percent of the factors that undermine population health are not medical. Instead, this is shaped by the social determinants of health – or the socioeconomic, behavioral and environmental conditions of where we are born, live, learn, work and play. While improvements in Health Information Technology and adoption of Electronic ...more »

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Realizing the Full Potential of Electronic Records

The HITECH Act has led to unprecedented investment in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), but these systems are more often seen as a distraction than as an enhancement to care. Imagine patient information captured automatically during an exam, without disrupting the patient-provider relationship. Imagine this information seamlessly transferred from provider to provider as well as to the patient's own personal records. Imagine ...more »

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The Human Genome + the Human Exposome = Your Health

In the push towards personalized medicine, the human genome should only be considered part of the equation. Epigenetic markers, influenced by a range of environmental factors, are also crucial to understanding a person’s susceptibility to disease. Recently there’s been a call to map the human exposome—i.e., all environmental exposures starting from conception, including nutritional, chemical, psychosocial, etc. With this ...more »

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Curing Crashes: A New Medical Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Unsafe Young Drivers

Each year, crashes lead the causes of death to young adults (ages 16-24): 4-fold more deaths than from cancer; 38-fold more than from Flu. Yet, despite strong science on risk factors and prevention interventions, we lack young driver clinical care models. Crash prevention relies largely on “one-size-fits-all” driving laws rather than the IOM-recommended tiered risk approach: match prevention interventions with assessed ...more »

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Patient Based EHRs = Interoperability Now

It's time to change the premise of EHRs. While providers will always need to keep proprietary patient records, why should providers be the accepted central repository for a patient's healthcare records? Patients should be the ones controlling their healthcare data, not providers. Providers cannot import mHealth API data into their EHR systems, but patients can. Providers cannot import genetic API data into their ...more »

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A Good Enough Public-Pay EHR System

Problem: With no ready access to their health records, 117M Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries cannot share their medical history with the million physicians, dentists and pharmacists who might potentially serve them. If records were available experts’ estimate $13B in annual savings. Solution: The Beneficiary Health Information Program (BHIP©) is a web-based, scalable Electronic Health Records system offering ...more »

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