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HHS, FDA expand access to Open Health Data

Kenneth Corbin | June 3, 2014
The Obama administration has released new datasets on adverse drug events and Medicare pricing. This offers researchers and developers alike a chance to build novel applications and identify cost trends, all in the name of improving efficiency and providing better healthcare while lowering costs.

Park cited a fourfold increase in the proportion of hospitals that have begun using at least a basic form of electronic health record (EHR) system since 2009, swelling from one in eight to around half in that time.

"The vaults and stacks of paper records are being phased out," Park declared.


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