Tag Archives: Data

What Banking Can Teach Health Care About Handling Customer Data – Harvard Business Review

Executive Summary Why can we run our entire financial lives with a few smartphone apps, a couple of plastic cards, and an ATM network, while so many of our interactions with the health care system still rely on phone calls, copiers, fax machines, and even the occasional multi-part form? Why is the routine exchange of… Read More »

How to get the data right to advance collaboration, build trust

In the decade has since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, adoption of electronic health records has broadened significantly, and technology has exponentially increased the amount of information healthcare professionals have about their patients. Through mandating transparency of medical records, the reality of interoperability—the ability to efficiently and effectively share patient information with patients and… Read More »

In Brief: Increased Use of Cannabis During Pregnancy, But Little Data on Reproductive Safety

Despite decreasing rates of alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, the use of cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise.  According to data collected from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the use of cannabis in pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years rose from 2.37% in 2002 to 3.85% in 2014… Read More »

Wiring diagram of the brain provides a clearer picture of brain scan data

Already affecting more than five million Americans older than 65, Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise and expected to impact more than 13 million people by 2050. Over the last three decades, researchers have relied on neuroimaging — brain scans such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or positron emission tomography (PET) — to study Alzheimer’s… Read More »