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October 04, 2013

CHC 2013: Q & A with Dr. Jonathan Bickel


By: Cerner Corporation

The Senior Director of Clinical Research Informatics and Director of Intelligence at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Jonathan Bickel, will discuss how Boston Children’s, one of the “Most Wired” hospitals in the US, is taking informatics to the next level to improve patient care during our Sunday General Session.... Read full story


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April 23, 2013

A shift in mindset around HIV treatment


By: Sam Bozzette, MD, PhD, Cerner and the University of California, San Diego

This year, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS). The HOPS was initiated by the CDC for purpose of describing and monitoring trends in demographics, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, complications, outcomes and risk behaviors among persons getting outpatient care for HIV infection. ... Read full story


Category: EHR, Research, Technology

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Tags: HOPS, Discovere


June 15, 2012

Wellness and condition management in the workplace


By: Kathleen M. Gorman, MPH, Cerner

As I discussed previously, onsite clinic and pharmacies are one way employers are addressing how to get, and keep, employees healthy. This location shift for traditional health care services can certainly prove beneficial for both the employer and the employee. But what about looking for ways to reduce the overall need for those services?... Read full story


Category: Wellness, Research

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Tags: Employer


May 31, 2012

The doctor is in…my office


By: Kathleen M. Gorman, MPH, Cerner

The question for employers now becomes how to help their employees get healthy and stay healthy. One way that employers are pursuing this is by offering on-site care through clinics and pharmacies. It is important to note that on-site care has many advantages, but also responsibilities and risks.

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Tags: Employer


May 22, 2012

Increasing health risks drive higher health care costs


By: Kathleen M. Gorman, MPH, Cerner

Around Cerner we think of health care as “health AND care,” separating out each component as significant to the overall picture of well-being. Part of our “health” journey has included developing a collection of solutions and services that help both us (we are self-insured) and our employer clients manage costs and improve health-related outcomes through better coordination of care, evidence-based practice and patient education. Our overall aim is to improve the health of our, and our clients’, associates (and, when included, their dependents) through prevention, early detection, treatment and condition management and occupational health services.... Read full story


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April 17, 2012

Big data is not (yet) big enough - part two


By: Douglas S. McNair, MD, PhD

The value of more diverse communities’ using this data may be in the serendipitous opportunities that it creates. Not only will different communities look to new data sets with which to combine the primary data (research networks, and even social networks such as Facebook or Twitter), but they may also approach the problem from new angles.... Read full story


Category: Research, Technology

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Tags: Big data


March 28, 2012

Big data is not (yet) big enough - part one


By: Douglas S. McNair, MD, PhD

The promise of timely and reliable evidence in sufficient quantities to statistically ‘power’ health care decisions depends on its quality, its interoperable ontological mapping of concepts (so that “apples” are really “apples”) and on the accessibility of the data on which to base discoveries and conclusions. These aspects are improving rapidly in health care Big Data recently, making that promise real. Detecting, identifying and doing analytical, descriptive-statistics procedures: there is no doubt that these must inform and define the best matches and optimal choices and improvement actions and predictive models.... Read full story


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Tags: Big Data


December 19, 2011

The Sixth Estate in the cloud, intellectual property and the limits of collaboration


By: Douglas S. McNair, MD, PhD

There is a book (Justifying Intellectual Property) published last June by Robert Merges of Harvard and Cal-Berkeley law schools that you will want to read. It is exciting, beautifully written, and has strong relevance to discoveries and inventions that arise from observational research involving re-use of health data, including ‘panel’ or population-level data such as are stored in multi-institution EHR-derived data warehouses and HIE repositories. In the book, Merges defends the importance of strong intellectual property protections in the present populist, pervasively-interconnected, social-network-obsessed information age that is so enthralled with unfettered collaboration for collaboration’s sake.... Read full story


Category: Research, Technology

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Tags: Research


October 20, 2011

Ethics and de-identified genomic plus phenotypic (health) data


By: Douglas S. McNair, MD, PhD

During the annual Cerner Health Conference last week, several clients came up to discuss my previous post and associated essay on de-identified health data. In my essay, I basically agree with Marc Lappé and others who have asserted that medical ethics as it exists and is practiced today is different from—and historically antagonistic toward—public health ethics (‘communitarian ethics’). This point of view is covered at some length in a paper by Eric Meslin and Ibrahim Garba in the September issue of Human Genetics.... Read full story


Category: Genomics, Research

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