Mitre to report results of federal research
Mitre is participating in a wide range of sessions at this year’s HIMSS15. The non-profit organization, which operates federally-funded research and development center (FFRDC), will have about 30 people at the conference presenting and networking.
Specifically, Mitre will be making presentations at the government healthcare pavilion, looking at public-private partnerships in health data, using analytics to improve patient safety, and preventing healthcare fraud.
One of Mitre's efforts will be a presentation on the use of big data analytics to improve the accuracy of ordering medication for patients.
The technique takes advantage of the mountains of data collected in hospitals on patient care and medication. This information is analyzed using modern data mining and business analysis techniques that have been developed for big business looking for patterns and relationships that may indicate potential trouble spots. Corrective action can be taken while the problem is still only potential and bad outcomes can be prevented.
“Significant efforts are going on in the interoperability of health data,” said Beth Halley, principal adviser in Mitre's Center For Transforming Health. As a result of developments in healthcare IT, it becomes absolutely necessary to exchange data across the continuum of care. Patient centered information should follow the patient across the continuum of care.”