Diameter Health, a leading enabler of clinical insight through the automated cleansing, de-duplication and enrichment of clinical data across the care continuum, today announced it received the Distinguished Paper Award at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2018 Annual Symposium for its research paper titled, “Interoperability Progress and Remaining Data Quality Barriers of Certified Health Information Technologies.” John D’Amore, MS, President and co-founder of Diameter Health, and one of the paper’s authors, co-presented the study’s findings at the Annual Symposium.
The paper, one of only a handful selected by the AMIA Awards Committee from hundreds of entries, examines interoperability improvements made possible by the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA), the primary standard for clinical document exchange in the United States. The paper’s findings indicate that while technical conformance to the standard has matured, automated tooling and surveillance of data quality are necessary to address remaining critical data access and patient safety issues that arise from care transitions, electronic health record (EHR) migration, and other data interchange activities.
“This research reaffirms what we’ve long heard anecdotally from colleagues and customers: normalization and enrichment tools are needed to account for the shortcomings of current clinical data exchange standards,” said Eric Rosow, CEO and co-founder of Diameter Health. “We’re incredibly proud that a respected organization like AMIA recognized the team’s expertise and valuable contributions to support industry-wide efforts to advance interoperability.”
In addition to D’Amore, a number of other authors contributed to the paper, including Diameter Health’s Chun Li, PhD and Margaret Donahue, MD, Jonathan Nebeker MD, Omar Bouhaddou, PhD, Sandra Mitchell, RPh, MSIS, and Todd Turner from Veterans Health Administration.
About Diameter Health
Diameter Health enables clinical insight through the normalization, cleansing, de-duplication and enrichment of clinical data from across the care continuum. This creates a single, unified source of longitudinal structured patient information for improved care and actionable analytics. The Diameter Health platform empowers organizations that depend on multi-source data streams, such as Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), health systems and health plans, to realize greater value from their data. For more information, visit the website http://www.diameterhealth.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.