Data Analytics on Health Care Data Hold Promise for Better Health and Lower Costs
TechAmerica’s Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG) released a white paper entitled, “The Role of Data in Health Care Reform: Better Health, Better Care, & Lower Costs”. The paper outlines and highlights the potential benefits of using large scale health data sets and data analytics to help government and health organizations make better use of their limited resources and improve health outcomes. HSITAG is a voluntary consortium of firms within TechAmerica working to improve health and human services through IT and modern management practices.
“Data holds tremendous promise to improve the quality and cost of our nation’s health care system,” said TechAmerica’s Senior Vice President for Public Sector and Federal Government Affairs Mike Hettinger. “TechAmerica’s HSITAG committee put together this white paper to provide tangible examples of where and how data can benefit the health care system for payers, providers, and consumers. However, in order to realize these benefits, the health care system needs to adopt and embrace systems and structures that allow for information sharing and outcome based analytics, while at the same time protecting the personal privacy of an individual’s health records.”
The paper provides a series of recommendations to the states, including:
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