Prometheus Joins AMA Initiative to Improve Health Data Interoperability for More Effective Patient Care

Prometheus Joins AMA Initiative to Improve Health Data Interoperability for More Effective Patient Care The American Medical Association has announced an ambitious new initiative to dramatically improve the organization and interoperability of fragmented health data, and has recruited thought leaders [...]

Help! I’m Drowning in a Sea of Changing Data!

Help! I’m Drowning in a Sea of Changing Data! Tips for Getting Control of Your Data When It Feels Like Your Data Controls You (So You Can Finally Sleep At Night) Not everyone will admit to having this problem, but [...]

Record Matching: Facilitating Rich Data Sets When Merging Clinical Database

Record Matching: Facilitating Rich Data Sets When Merging Clinical Database The digitization of health records is making the aggregation of EHRs, prescription claims information, and other clinical data easier than ever before. But before analyzing clinical data collected from different [...]

NLP: Tapping Into EHR Text Fields

NLP: Tapping Into EHR Text Fields Electronic health records (EHRs) are digitizing valuable medical data on a massive scale. However, up to 70% of meaningful information for medical registries, outcomes researchers, and clinicians is held within practitioner notes. These free [...]

The New Face of Research Surveys: Opportunities and Challenges

The New Face of Research Surveys: Opportunities and Challenges Surveys have historically been one of the most important tools available for conducting empirical research. Today, they continue to be prominent within social and behavioral science research and play growing roles in [...]

The Key to a Partnership between You and Your Registry Vendor

Research Trends: Repurposing Healthcare Registries to Improve Quality, Performance, and Outcomes With the growing digitization of the patient record and care in general, the medical registry has become increasingly important. Having a centralized data repository tailored to a specific set [...]

Automating Care: Where We’re Going and How We’ll Get There

Automating Care: Where We’re Going and How We’ll Get There In clinical contexts, “automation” is a buzzword. It’s meant to inspire images of doctors' offices filled with computers as they calculate ways to improve patient outcomes at lower costs. This [...]

How Amazon Reminded Us That Not All Business Associates Agreements (BAAs) Are Created Equal

How Amazon Reminded Us That Not All Business Associates Agreements (BAAs) Are Created Equal Ever since Amazon announced that it was changing its policy to sign BAAs for HIPAA-compliant data storage, we’ve been eager and excited. That sentiment soon turned [...]

Data Sharing in Clinical Research

Data Sharing in Clinical Research Suppose you and I are clinical researchers who both work in the Boston area. We want to collaborate on a project together. We’re interested in finding genetic markers of treatment response and non-response among patients [...]

What Researchers Need to Know about the HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule

What Researchers Need to Know about the HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule Dr. Susan Bouregy, Chief HIPAA Privacy Officer and an IRB Vice-Chair at Yale University, led an informative webinar about the HIPAA Final Rule as it pertains to researchers and data [...]