Here’s your weekly roundup of the latest health information management and technology news! This week, our team shares these stories:
- Healthcare leaders define “population health”
- The state of the doctor-patient relationship
- A genome-editing protein may be used to treat genetic disorders
- Future tsunamis of health data
- The importance of ICD-10
What does population health Really mean?
“Population health” is tough to define. The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University asked 37 health executives to share their interpretation and understanding of the term and found that it varied greatly. Only two people cited the original definition: “The health outcome of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.” The rest explained population health in their own words. Read all the responses on hitconsultant.net…
Data gathering, telemedicine, home diagnostics, and retail clinics are moving treatment out of the doctor’s office, so much so that they’re saying this personalized technology will upend the doctor-patient relationship. People have far greater choice and control over where, how, and from whom they receive care. “The digitalization of human beings will make a parody out of ‘doctor knows best.'” Read this story on hbr.org…
Cas9 is the hottest protein in molecular biology. Its purpose is to slice through DNA at precise locations, but lately, scientists have been using it to make controlled cuts in the genome to modify function. The science world is ecstatic, and it’s easy to see why. Just think of the possibilities, one of the most important being using Cas9 to fix genetic defects relatively easily. However, as usual in science, there is a problem with patents. “Before this DNA-hacking revolution can reach its zenith, they must resolve once and for all who is the rightful owner of the technology.” Want to know more about Cas9? Check out this video. (Bonus: Fans of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly will really enjoy it.) Read this story on medium.com…
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The Coming Deluge of Medical Information
“In the future, there will be tsunamis of data. And with all that data, there’s very little intelligence coming our way.” It’s true–medical information is expected to double every two years. That means by 2020, there will be 200 times more data than any physician can consume. The data will be unmanageable unless we get a little help from robotics, says one cardiologist. Read this story on healthcareitnews.com…
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