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The Health Data Consortium Mission
$36.5 billion dollars. This is the amount pledged under the Health Information Technology and Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, designed to promote the adoption of better health IT systems nationwide. However, 6 years later it remains unclear just how effective HealthIT.gov has been in achieving its goals. So what, exactly, has been accomplished? What are some other initiatives that coincide with the most significant piece of healthcare legislation in decades?
To honor the life and work of George Thomas — Chief Architect of HealthData.gov — and his great contributions to open data, each year, the Health Data Consortium supports a post-graduate level fellow through the George Thomas Post-Graduate Fellowship in Health Data Science and Engineering. In the following blog, this year's Fellow Sujan Perera, a doctoral student from the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis Center) at Wright State University, discusses his work in health data architecture.
From "Monopoly" to Farmers' Markets to Last-Minute Immunizers: Boosting Meaningful Health Data Access
In this 80th anniversary year of the board game Monopoly, one constant might be a collective groan from players when one lands in the “go to jail” corner. Yet this is exactly where we can find a contemporary case study, “Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record in the New York City Jail System.” This field action report (American Journal of Public Health, Sept. 2015) describes the NYC correctional health services' early experience with securing providers' participation, and associated incentive payments, through the Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive program.
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