We need the Internet of Health Data

Figure 1. We should resist the temptation to create a single solution that is not resilient to technology or health care needs.
  • a neutral and inclusive approach to data providers, coordination and bridging between different privacy-preserving technologies,
  • ways of moving information from one place to another that doesn’t necessarily require centralized aggregation,
  • the ability to transform formats and semantics between one information model to another,
  • and accommodating different analytics and population health approaches that fit the problem to be solved.
Figure 2. The Interoperability Stack. Each of the vertical use cases can be supported by a common set of standards that are layered to allow for flexibility and resilience to changes in the use cases, the technology or other aspects of health interoperability.
Figure 3. An illustration of how interoperable privacy-preserving health data networks can function with either building bridges between different networks, or providing two token keys (from each network) to support linkages across different privacy preserving health data networks.

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Doug Fridsma is the Head of Government Partnerships at Datavant, and the former Chief Science Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

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Doug Fridsma

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Doug Fridsma is the Head of Government Partnerships at Datavant, and the former Chief Science Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

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