It's time for a cloud-based approach, the NIH says. The current system for sharing and analyzing the huge amount of genomics data being created in cancer research simply isn't sustainable, or all that democratic.
The state with the highest rate of diabetes in the country, along with other unfortunate health statistics, is testing the potential of remote care management to avoid complications and sustain lifestyle interventions.
With more than a third of Vermonters on Medicare in a new ACO and a new publicly-funded system on the horizon, Fletcher Allen and the state HIE are now trying to help others with the "removal of unnecessary process time."
With $191 million in grants awarded, PCORI has laid a foundation for 29 clinical and patient-focused data networks, along with funding new research for persistent problems like asthma control in at-risk communities.
Six years after requiring hospitals to disclose infection rates, New York is seeing rates fall -- a possible sunshine effect. But with hospital-acquired infections, particularly resistant C. difficile, still a national problem, should more states mandate infection reporting?
The federal government is offering $51 million for R&D in metabolomics, as more public health efforts turn to early diagnosis of diabetes and prediabetes as key to preventing and managing the costly illness.