Biden’s Straight-Talking CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

Rochelle Walensky, President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Centers for Disease Control, speaks during a news conference

Carey Goldberg, WBUR This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and KHN. It can be republished for free. In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she

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How UCSF created a data platform that leverages 150+ social determinants variables

How UCSF created a data platform that leverages 150+ social determinants variables

Gaining insights into social factors affecting patients’ lives can be used to augment healthcare delivery in a big way. That’s according to Dr. Courtney Lyles, an associate professor at the University of California San Francisco, who helped create an expansive

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Bi-directional association between allergic rhinitis and diabetes mellitus from the national representative data of South Korea

ParticipantsData was extracted from a cross-sectional study, Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 2007–2018 which was a nationwide population-based self-questionnaire survey conducted by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare. Participants were recruited by a two-stage stratified cluster

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Decade’s worth of Ontario health data finds more severe disease in younger patients

Decade’s worth of Ontario health data finds more severe disease in younger patients

TORONTO — A new study based on a decade’s worth of Ontario health data found more people are facing severe disease, and at a younger age.Lead author Mitch Steffler, a data scientist with the Ontario Medical Association, said the

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Healthcare’s overarching Covid-19 challenge: Stronger data integration

Medtronic CEO expects to submit renal denervation data to FDA this year, overcoming previous failures

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every sector of our society and requires coordinating a broad coalition of assets to contain it. The response includes multiple federal and state government agencies, thousands of hospitals, and a broad swath of commercial manufacturing capabilities and supply chains. We saw this coordination and

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Interoperability has to move from data exchange to data management

Interoperability has to move from data exchange to data management

The journey toward achieving interoperability in healthcare needs to now move beyond data exchange, and instead, focus on data management. This is the opinion of a panel of experts who gathered at the all-virtual Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy

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Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations Race/Ethnicity

Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations Race/Ethnicity

As noted in previous analysis, preventing racial disparities in the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines will be important to help mitigate the disproportionate impacts of the virus for people of color and prevent widening racial health disparities going forward. Moreover, reaching

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Amwell transforms hospital room TVs into telehealth hubs, Vocalis shares vocal COVID-19 screening data and more digital health news briefs

An image of Amwell's new in-room telehealth kit

A facelift for hospital room TVs. Amwell announced today a new tech addition to the company’s hospital-focused telehealth product. Specifically, the company’s Hospital TV 100 kit transforms a hospital room’s existing television into a two-way video conversation with virtual providers

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New Analysis: Updated State Data Continues To Show Wide Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccination Rates by Race/Ethnicity

New Survey: Passing a Law Preventing Perpetrators of Domestic Violence from Having a Gun is Identified as a Top Women’s Health Policy Priority for Federal Policymakers

KFF has an updated analysis of state-reported data as of February 16, 2021 on COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, and deaths by race/ethnicity. New to the analysis are comparisons of vaccination rates in each racial/ethnic group based on state-reported data of total

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Report: Healthcare data breaches spiked 55% in 2020

Report: Healthcare data breaches spiked 55% in 2020

Data breaches in healthcare are becoming more common — and more expensive. Last year, healthcare data breaches totaled 599, up 55.1% from 2019, according to a new report from cloud security company Bitglass. These breaches affected more than 26 million

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