It’s Time to Move Faster in Maximizing the Use of Clinical Data to Improve Health

Big DataWhile reading Modern Healthcare, I enjoyed this commentary, “The time is now for data-driven medicine, requiring elimination of regulatory relics”, from Joel White, executive director of Health IT Now, a coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers and payers that supports incentives to deploy health IT to improve care and provider performance. We need to attend to some basic infrastructure issues as he notes in his commentary.