The article summarizes some of the challenges around data sharing and reuse and identifies where the technology and data sectors can contribute to fill current gaps to promote interoperability and data stewardship.
Improving service coordination through integrated data systems requires a number of complex steps at the organizational, technical, end user, and educational levels. Successful integration includes extensive need for human engagement, training, and buy-in, as well as allowing for sufficient time to complete all steps.
Health data is re-used for a variety of reasons by pharmaceutical companies across the R&D pathway. RAND Europe suggests seven ways which might help create a sustainable ecosystem in which health data is reused effectively.
Electronic health records have helped streamline record keeping but providers aren't always able to reliably pull together records for the same patient from different hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices. The growing use of smartphones offers a promising opportunity to improve record matching.
When health providers exchange medical records, the success rate can be as low as 50 percent. The ubiquity of mobile phones offers a promising opportunity to create a patient-empowered system to confirm identities that would allow hospitals and other providers to match records more accurately.
Three Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) vanguards, aiming to improve UEC services, have progressed, driven by funding, status, leadership and support for joint working. Public engagement, workforce and data interoperability challenges need addressing.
The potential of health data to improve health R&D, innovation, healthcare delivery, and health systems is substantial. Realising the benefits of health data will require a supportive health data ecosystem and addressing associated challenges.
New technologies for capturing and sharing data have begun to transform the way providers practice medicine in the United States. Expanding these technologies to behavioral health care could enhance the delivery of services and improve outcomes for millions of Americans.
This report describes a roadmap for fostering development of health information technology in Chile's public health system and presents some recommendations for the ministry to consider when implementing the roadmap.
A learning health system could help address current challenges in delivery of behavioral health care, from lack of care coordination and decision-support tools to disparities in access, quality, and outcomes.
As Congress continues to think about whether and how to support the development of health information exchanges, it should consider the commitment required to bring a mature statewide or national network of HIEs into practice. It should prioritize the evaluation of government-funded HIEs, so that research can help inform and foster return on investment for scarce taxpayer dollars.
Health information exchanges show some evidence of reducing emergency department costs and usage, but since only a few have been evaluated, there is not enough evidence to say whether or not they are on track as a potential solution to the problem of fragmented health care delivery in the U.S.
To maximise Real-World Data potential and improve health outcomes and service delivery, stakeholders need to develop standards for data use and access. RAND Europe assessed the RWD landscape in Europe and explored options going forwards.
Inadequate care coordination is a major problem in health care delivery, but information technology is emerging as an important tool for enhancing coordination and, ultimately, improving the delivery of care, writes Robert Rudin.