The volume of healthcare data being collected today is as vast as the hurdles present in putting it to use, according to an editorial analyzing the pros and cons of integrating provider-collected health data and patient-generated data.
Data stewards provide many benefits to an organization, from improved data quality to cost efficiencies. Data stewards are essential to ensure standard data sets and definitions are implemented and used for data integrity and quality.
Third parties are getting increasingly involved with consumer health data. But all of these technologies require the exchange of sensitive information—the protection of which consumers frequently overlook when they sign up for these online services and devices.
Speculation and uncertainty about the future of healthcare continues to grow among stakeholders, but some healthcare trends relevant to HIM stand to continue growth regardless of potential legislative upheaval.
As a decorated astronaut, Captain Mark Kelly understands the value of health data—though privacy with that data can be elusive. Not only is he okay with the fact that NASA physicians and researchers will be collecting his health information for the rest of his life, but he’s also agreed to participate in NASA’s cutting edge twin study with his brother and fellow astronaut Captain Scott Kelly.