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.
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.
As the world healthcare community struggles with how to contain an Ebola outbreak in Africa, the National Institutes of Health is quietly putting in place a web-based central data repository to support and accelerate research in the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of rare diseases globally.
Assessing whether low- or high-dose aspirin is better for patients with coronary artery disease will be the focus of the first clinical trial to be conducted through PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
The computing model continues to win converts in a market reluctant to take security risks.
A bill requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to publish recommendations for the development of clinical data registries was approved in a July 30 vote by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, but not without sharp opposition from Democratic members.
CDOs will become universal as organizations realize that big data is too specialized and too much of a responsibility for the CIO or CTO.