Sunday, April 20, 2014

Driving Data Transparency in HealthCare

Recently the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a mass of data about Medicare payments to doctors. The American Medical Association has been fighting this data release for years. Ironically they were one of the first organizations to comment on the data release. The data is voluminous and is not designed to be easily consumed by the average member of the public. Fortunately there are groups out there that are making sense of this data. Fred Trotter, one of the authors of Hacking Healthcare: A Guide to Standards, Workflows, and Meaningful Use, has incorporated this data in to the DocGraph project ( ).

To learn more about this development and how the DocGraph team is putting this data to use check out Fred’s post on The Health Care Blog: A New Way to Explore and Comment on Doctor Data.

DocGraph Omni is an incredibly powerful tool.

What will be even more interesting is how other teams will leverage the efforts of the DocGraph team by mashing this data with other sources to gain more insights.

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