Last week, I was ill. I was coughing, sweating, aching, spinning, you name it. With a whole mess of sickness flowing through my immune system, I had little to no energy left to be my ol’ self. I haven’t been this sick in a long...Continue
Thanks to some connections at Microsoft I was made aware of some very interesting data that was published on the Windows Azure Data Marketplace by Practice Fusion – de-identified medical records of 5,000 patients. Of course, I had to take a look. What I found...Continue
Does the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems get in the way of doctor-patient interaction? Does it make the doctor-visit experience colder and more distanced – more dehumanized? Is there more interaction with the tools, at the expense of the emotional connection that comes...Continue
In a recent post, we described how analyzing anonymized data that comes from Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and cross-referencing this data with other large public data sources, is the next “big thing” in healthcare.