Greatest challenges facing federal health professionals

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Brig. Gen. John Cho (USA Ret.), executive director and CEO of AMSUS, discusses challenges facing the federal health workforce, and the impact of data on healthcare providers.


The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States held their annual meeting this week in National Harbor, MD. At the event, healthcare professionals across the federal government discussed topics like the opioid crisis and deploying electronic health records. Brig. Gen. John Cho (USA Ret.), executive director and CEO of AMSUS, says that data will soon be the greatest resource providers can have.

 

“The coin of the realm for the future is data. Where we’d like to go to is predictive analytics, deep learning, AI. Data is important… but getting to the next step, it’s more than just collecting information, it’s making use of that information for the betterment of all,” Cho said. “I would say we’re on the cusp of that. As we see these systems come together, we’re going to see that the data in and of itself, is worth more than the system itself.”