Electronic Health Records

Apple Aims to Push More Patient Data to Doctors. But Who Can Gauge Its Impact on Health?

Soon, Apple announced recently, it will enable doctors to monitor health data from their patients’ phones and watches between visits, part of the push into health care that Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has declared will constitute the company’s greatest contribution to mankind. Since 2014, health systems around the country have partnered with Apple to tap …

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Roivant spinout Datavant merges with Ciox to form $7bn health data giant

Datavant and Ciox Health have agreed a merger that will create what they claim will be the largest health data company operating in the US market. The combined company – which will take the Datavant name – will be worth around $7 billion and have annual revenues of around $700 million, according to the two …

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The real cost of electronic health records

Electronic health records (EHR) are moderns marvels. The ability to communicate and safely store patient information has the potential to greatly improve quality of care. Implementing EHR, however, is not costless. There is of course the cost of the EHR system itself and the cost of training staff on how to use the EHR system. …

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Huge Gaps in Vaccine Data Make It Next to Impossible to Know Who Got the Shots

As they rush to vaccinate millions of Americans, health officials are struggling to collect critically important information — such as race, ethnicity and occupation — of every person they jab. The data being collected is so scattered that there’s little insight into which health care workers, or first responders, have been among the people getting …

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