As Congress and the President prepare for more budget battles this summer, NIH director Francis Collins, MD, seeks feedback via Twitter from biomedical researchers already feeling or bracing for a hit from federal sequestration.
In its 2014 budget proposal, the CDC is seeking $40 million to modernize its infectious disease informatics and sequencing tools. As antibiotic-resistant bacteria grow and new pathogens like H7N9 evolve, the CDC sees the new systems as a long-term investment.
Using a large EHR-based dataset, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found evidence supporting the FDA's warnings of the risks for abnormal heart rhythms associated with the antidepressant citalopram.
A conversation about biomedical informatics research with Brian Athey, from the University of Michigan Medical School’s National Center for Integrative Bio Informatics, which is merging into the international bioinformatics warehouse tranSMART.
The NIH's Common Fund was showcasing the National Centers for Biomedical Informatics in early November, as several open source code sets and software tools created by the projects merge into an international public-private consortium called tranSMART.
Offering 3M HDD "much like an open source component" could not only create a standard terminology but also a foundation upon which health IT vendors might build, says VA CIO Roger Baker. The VA and DoD are already planning to use it in the iEHR data layer.
HHS made it official: The ICD-10 compliance deadline will be pushed back. The WHO, meanwhile, has said it plans to make ICD-11 available in 2015 -- which creates a potentially strategic intersection for U.S. healthcare companies.