Tag Archives: data

OIG: HHS data silos impede efforts to improve nation’s health

How the Department of Health and Human Services manages, shares and secures its data is among the top management and performance challenges facing the agency. That’s the assessment of the HHS Office of Inspector General, which contends that failure to modernize the agency’s data practices will severely limit its ability to improve the health and… Read More »

Google using millions of patients’ data from Ascension for R&D

Dive Brief: Google has been using the personal health information of millions of Americans provided by Ascension, the second largest health system in the country, to develop new healthcare product lines without patient consent. Though the practice is legal under HIPAA, the news, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, sparked outrage over privacy concerns. A… Read More »

Why data integrity is key to achieving value in healthcare

Value is extremely hard to define when it comes to healthcare, according to University of Washington computer science professor Ankur Teredesai, co-founder and chief technology officer of Seattle-based KenSci, a company that provides a risk prediction platform powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Teredesai, who co-chaired this year’s Association for Computing Machinery’s KDD Conference,… Read More »