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Data access and connectivity are ethical requirements for the healthcare industry: commentary on…

Data access and connectivity are ethical requirements for the healthcare industry: commentary on ONC’s 2018 Report to Congress Since the passage of HITECH in 2009, the Office of the National Coordinator (or ONC, which is part of the Department of Health & Human Services) has been tasked with driving adoption of…

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A study showing real world use of “real world data”

Medical research is beginning to make use of “real world data,” the data generated from everyday visits to doctors’ offices by normal patients. A new paper in The Oncologist provides a powerful demonstration of how this data can be applied to real studies. *** The gold standard of medical research has…

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Healthcare Predictions for 2019

Slowly but surely, the pace of change in healthcare is starting to accelerate, and 2019 will be a dynamic year for the industry with major regulatory, technological, and business innovation. There will be false hype, breakthroughs, the failure of traditional business models, and plenty of cross-pollination both within healthcare (payers,…

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“Why Datavant?” — The answer to the question I ask the most
“Why Datavant?” — The answer to the question I ask the most

“Why Datavant?” — The answer to the question I ask the most In virtually every one of the 111 job interviews I conducted this quarter, I asked: “so, why are you interested in Datavant?” I joined 5 months ago — I was recently on the other side of the table. I have thought a lot…

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In the quest for big tech to break into healthcare, Amazon just broke away from Apple and Alphabet
In the quest for big tech to break into healthcare, Amazon just broke away from Apple and Alphabet.

Last week, Amazon announced the launch of Comprehend Medical, a tool to mine unstructured health data from text. The press around the announcement jumped to the long-term implications of AI mining medical records, describing use cases where Amazon could support clinical decision-making (aiding in diagnosis, finding mis-diagnosed patients, etc.) and help…

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Data Analytics in Healthcare: Ecosystem Overview

An overview of data analytics in the patient, provider, payer, and life sciences segments, along with predictions for the future of healthcare data analytics.

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Applying the “Do No Harm” Principle to Health Data
Applying the “Do No Harm” Principle to Health Data

At Datavant, we build software that makes it possible to share patient data securely, but our mission is bigger than that: to make it easier for players in the healthcare system to connect and use their health data for the good of patients. This mission requires a broad conception of…

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Job offer letters as invitations to employment

As a candidate, receiving an offer letter for a job you want is a terrific feeling. So is giving offer letters! For many companies, an offer letter is more of a contract written by lawyers than a letter or invitation. Despite the glad tidings offer letters bring, they often feel prickly, generic,…

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Abstract illustration of a healthcare data ecosystem including various healthcare symbols, such as heart shapes, scissors, laptops, beakers, syringes, DNA strands, droplets, an ambulance, and stethoscopes
Open vs. Closed Healthcare Data Ecosystems

Understand the difference between open and closed healthcare data ecosystems, and how to get to a more open data ecosystem.

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