One of the key benefits associated with electronic health records is data mining,? says Scott Wolf, Director of Reserach and CEO of Grace Century.
Never before have we been able to gather, sort, and turn raw data into useable information in relation to healthcare. This information obviously is a key ingredient in our project, The Quantum Group, and their awarded ?Wellness Index,? which assigns a single score to a person?s health. Just like one’s FICO score, it will become invaluable in analyzing a person?s well-being.
The following article discusses one of the key ingredients, a person?s occupation and one’s association to one’s personal health and well being.
August 15th, 2014 5:04 pm ET – Kerry Souza, ScD, MPH
Today?s ?Health IT Buzz,? the blog of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service?s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), features a blog co-written by Kerry Souza of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Michael Wittie of the ONC. Posted during ?Health Center Week?, the blog highlights the leadership and initiative of health centers in using Electronic Health Records to capture and use patients? work information to address health issues related to their work. Occupation is an important determinant of health that has not been systematically recorded in medical records. These projects are significant steps in the efforts by NIOSH and its partners to ensure that patient work information is captured in Electronic Health Records and can be used to address both individual patient health and the health of working populations. You can read the blog HERE.