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When Gianna Zuccotti's husband was offered a job in Boston in 2008, the CIO at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where she was an infectious disease specialist, suggested that she look for a slot in medical informatics, since Boston offered rich opportunities in the field.
Patients' mobile devices and EHRs create new synergies for better care.
CLINICAL QUALITY: Health Improvements Slow Even as Costs Rise, Study Finds
A new database at the University of California, Los Angeles, featuring hundreds of brain scans and other key clinical information will help researchers tease out similarities and differences between chronic-pain conditions.
The plague started in Indonesia. A viral infection, it spread quietly at first, making its way from person to person with coughing and sneezing its only symptoms. Then someone infected with the virus got on a plane.
Four industry organizations are asking Congress to push for Stage 3 requirements for expanding interoperability of electronic health records, including data generated from remote patient monitoring systems.
If health care providers and payers want to improve population health management, they need disease registry tools, says David Howes, M.D., president and CEO at Martin’s Point Health Care in Portland, Maine.
Are health networks, social media efforts and analytics ready for prime time to fight the flu?

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Unlike some other major industries, health care incorporates geospatial data only sparingly. But that could change quickly with population health a priority.

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