Tag Archives: data

Coronavirus: Government criticised over use of testing data

The UK’s statistics watchdog has criticised the government over its handling of coronavirus testing data. The chairman of the UK Statistics Authority says presentation of figures appeared to be aimed at showing “the largest possible number of tests, even at the expense of understanding”. Sir David Norgrove has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

Preliminary Data Raises Concerns About Modafinil Use in Pregnancy

Modafinil (brand name Provigil) is a wake-promoting agent which is used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea.  It is also used to in others settings, often in combination with other medications, to treat ADHD symptoms, depressive symptoms, and cognitive dysfunction.   A research letter from Denmark published this… Read More »

Project makes early progress in trying to standardize SDOH data

As the healthcare industry looks to electronically capture, use and exchange social determinants of health data, an effort is underway to standardize medical codes to leverage SDOH information across care settings. The Gravity Project, which held its kickoff meeting last May, is a multi-stakeholder initiative whose goal is the standardization of key data elements necessary… Read More »