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A role for data: an observation on empowering stakeholders.
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PMID:  23195168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
CONTEXT: This article discusses the role of data in the reform of the U.S. healthcare system by focusing on electronic health records (EHRs) and the role of stakeholders.
EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Review of research published between 2005 and 2012 was conducted in 2012.
EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Published literature supports the benefit of information technology in the healthcare field. Interoperability among systems is deemed key to successful use. However, incorporating information technology into medical practice will require methodically revamping the system, and consumers will need to learn how to use and manage their personal medical records. The healthcare industry's use of data-driven innovation needs to be based on modernized data systems, increased access to data, and implementation of easy-to-use technology that will enable stakeholders to participate actively in achieving desired health outcomes and cost reductions.
CONCLUSIONS: Stakeholders realize the power and potential benefit of data. Access to data and incentives to develop and adopt them must be supported to achieve cost-savings. However, serious challenges remain to achieving a national, interoperable system that provides healthcare data to all stakeholders. These challenges can be addressed only by innovation.
Carlos Meier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of preventive medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1873-2607     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Prev Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704773     Medline TA:  Am J Prev Med     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S5-S11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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