AI-Driven Medical Care? A Health Data Reality Check

Michael L. Millenson
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AI-Driven Medical Care? A Health Data Reality Check

"The reality is that we have a disaggregated, fragmented system with a lack of organization around common, transparent, high-quality information."

Dr. Reed Tuckson announced a new national coalition at the Health Datapalooza conference to combat health care misinformation.

The conference highlighted the need for improved health data infrastructure in the U.S.

Various speakers expressed frustration over the fragmented nature of healthcare data and the challenges in utilizing AI for better care.

Issues with data standardization, interoperability, and privacy were raised, along with concerns about misinformation and malinformation spreading quickly.

Efforts are underway to address these barriers, such as the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) to promote secure clinical information sharing.

The event also showcased initiatives focusing on patient-centric care and leveraging technology for better health outcomes.

Progress in health data innovation was acknowledged, but the need to address cultural and systemic challenges in healthcare was emphasized by experts like Dr. Califf.

The future holds promise for improved health data systems, but significant work lies ahead in addressing key issues to drive transformation in healthcare.