People and Their Data: Leveraging the Digital Transformation for a New Era of Knowledge Generation
- November 07, 2017
- November 07, 2017
Yale University – Mayo Clinic CERSI
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM
Harold H. Hines Jr Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine &
Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Yale New Haven Hospital
About the Presentation
Current efforts to generate knowledge are failing to keep pace with the information needs of health care professionals, policy-makers, administrators and, most importantly, patients. The expense, delay, and gaps inherent in our pursuit of knowledge leave us with far too much ignorance about the trade-offs of risk, benefit and cost for individuals and society. We fundamentally need new approaches for generation of rich, detailed, longitudinal data that describes people’s journeys through health and disease. One such path involves digital health, in which people are provided access to their digital health data and are given opportunities to leverage their data in ways that may help them and advance society. In this talk, Dr. Krumholz provided a roadmap describing how such a future may be achieved – and why it may be right around the corner.
About the Presenter
Dr. Harlan Krumholz seeks to bend the health care system to be more responsive to patient needs, more active in aligning decisions with patient preferences, more committed to providing people with information they need for the important choices they face, more affordable by reducing waste, more accountable in what is being achieved and more willing to be transparent about performance. He is pushing for a health care culture in which people have ownership and control over their health data and the opportunity to use these data in meaningful ways for themselves and also for the benefit of those who follow them by contributing to the knowledge generation that is vital to improving medicine.
Dr. Krumholz has pushed to strengthen the patient perspective and voice in medicine and advocated for the collection of information that provides insights beyond mortality and health care utilization to also include quality of life. He has sought to combine scholarship in research with action in implementation to not only advance science, but to also apply knowledge to improve health and health care.
Dr. Krumholz is a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation.