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In Stunning Win For Open Science, Johnson & Johnson Decides To Release Its Clinical Trial Data To Researchers

Matthew Herper | Forbes | January 30, 2014

Drug companies tend to be secretive, to say the least, about studies of their medicines. For years, negative trials would not even be published. Except for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, nobody got to look at the raw information behind those studies. The medical data behind important drugs, devices, and other products was kept shrouded. Read More »

Institute Of Medicine Slams Sellers Of Electronic Health Records

Zina Moukheiber | Forbes | November 8, 2011

The government-mandated push to implement electronic health records is supposed to centralize patient data, and reduce human medical errors in the process. [...] Read More »

Leaked TPP Chapter: 5 Scary Provisions In WikiLeaks' Trans-Pacific Partnership Release

Connor Adams Sheets | International Business Times | November 13, 2013

WikiLeaks broke the seal on key parts of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday, when it released the agreement's intellectual property chapter online. Read More »

Living Sick And Dying Young In Rich America

Leah Sottile | The Atlantic | December 19, 2013

Chronic illness is the new first-world problem. Read More »

Marin General Hospital Nurses Warn That New Computer System Is Causing Errors, Call For Time Out

Richard Halstead | Marin Independent Journal | May 15, 2013

Nurses at Marin General Hospital have asked administrators to put implementation of a new computerized physician order entry system on hold until glitches can be worked out and more training provided to nurses and doctors who use it. Read More »

MIT Builds An Open-Source Platform For Your Body

Linda Tischler | Fast Company | February 5, 2013

MIT Media Lab's 11-day health care hackathon pulled students and big companies together with a common goal: Healing a broken industry.  [...] The goal is to jump-start an open source platform where apps that track all different aspects of your bodily health can exchange information. Read More »

Mobile Devices Linked To Better Health

Staff Writer | Bioscience Technology | February 19, 2013

More than 6 billion people worldwide (including almost 400 million in the United States) now carry mobile phones, which could be used to enhance mental and physical health, a Cornell researcher proposed. Read More »

Open Data Probe Shows NHS Statin Bill Twice What It Should Be

Staff Writer | British Journal of Healthcare Computing | July 12, 2012

A start up using some of the flood of new government data being published says the NHS could make considerable savings on its drug expenditure if it wanted. Does it have a point? Read More »

Researchers: Health IT Creates Its Own 'Reality'

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | June 27, 2013

Electronic records create a third "reality" in healthcare--one beyond the patient's physical reality and the clinician's understanding of the issues and treatment--and yet another way to miscommunicate, according to a new study. Read More »

Simulators Help Build A Better Drug Trial

Jonathan D. Rockoff | Wall Street Journal | November 17, 2013

Researchers have started using powerful computer simulators to design better drug trials and help bring new medicines to market with fewer failures. Read More »

Trying To Lower Readmissions? Give Your Patients A Health App

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | November 2, 2012

On October 1 2012, the CMS Readmission Reduction Program kicked in - much to the consternation of 2,217 hospitals that will be penalized. This followed 18 months of hand wringing that began when the program was introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act in March 2010. Read More »

What Health Systems Can Learn From Weight Watchers

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | June 18, 2013

Most people can stand to lose some weight. And physicians will often point out the health benefits of losing weight to patients. This advice can be helpful, but when you leave the exam room you are on your own. The reality is that sustained behavior change is hard. [...] Read More »

What To Do (And What Not To Do) When Your $1B System-Wide EHR Fails

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | September 10, 2013

The 24-hospital Sutter Health system in Northern California was the talk of the town late August after a software glitch rendered its $1 billion Epic electronic health record system inaccessible to nurses and clinical staff throughout all Sutter locations. Read More »