As more health care data becomes digital, data storage and data access become increasingly important issues. Stories here tackle the many aspects of managing a data warehouse, including data feeds, data formats, and access and governance issues.
Despite its acceptance as standard of care for early stage breast cancer almost 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy (BCT)--with some still opting for a mastectomy, according to a large-scale retrospective analysis.
A pilot project to ease identification of patients who have insurance coverage from more than one payer is expanding nationwide.
A new report from industry stakeholders follows up the Food and Drug Administrations 2012 report on creating a national surveillance system to identify poorly performing medical devices.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has not fully developed plans for using Medicare Advantage encounter data--information on the services and items furnished to enrollees.
Enterprise content management is liberating unstructured data for some providers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released an action plan for enhancing the collection and availability of clinical trial data on demographic subgroups, including patient populations divided by sex, age, race and ethnicity.
Premier Inc., a healthcare alliance of 3,000 hospitals and 110,000 other providers, this week sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee warning that the governments efforts to bring transparency to the healthcare market by releasing data needs context to have value for consumers.
Under its openFDA project, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a new application programming interface that returns data from its Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE), an FDA dataset that contains medical device adverse event reports.
Although the Open Payments system is once again available online for physicians to review financial payment information received from pharmaceutical and device manufacturers under the Sunshine Act, the American Medical Association is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide doctors with more time to challenge records in the database that they deem inaccurate.
The California Department of Public Health has launched its Open Data Portal, enabling researchers, clinicians, software developers and the general public to access and manipulate publicly available de-identified data.
Health systems will need to improve upon the current state of analytics and health information technology infrastructure in order to fully realize the potential of complex care management, according to researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and The Commonwealth Fund.
The Canadian government is the first in the Americas to launch an Internet-based effort to help its residents with rare diseases get information they need to help combat those diseases, as well as access to drugs that may help their treatment.
The Ebola outbreak in Africa has reinforced the fact that there is no globally linked, interoperable system to prevent infectious disease threats, detect outbreaks in real-time, and to respond effectively before they become epidemics.
A new UCLA study demonstrates that California diabetics who live in low-income neighborhoods are up to 10 times more likely to lose a toe, foot or leg than patients residing in more affluent areas of the state.
Newport News, Va.-based Riverside Health System is alerting more than 2,000 patients after an employee was arrested for identity theft and fraud. It is the second time in less than a year that the organization has had to notify patients following a major breach.