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.
One of the most important things to come out of the effort to digitize medical records is the ability to look at health data and understand relationships that might not have been previously evident. Very rapid advances in our understanding of disease, and how best...Continue