Tag Archives: data

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 »

Modafinil and Armodafinil During Pregnancy: Data to Suggest Increased Risk of Malformations

As soon as we published this article on the use of modafinil during pregnancy, another study was published which included data on the reproductive safety of modafinil and armodafinil from the US Provigil/Nuvigil Pregnancy Registry.   The US Provigil/Nuvigil Pregnancy Registry was established in February 2010 and has collected data from women exposed to modafinil and/or… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb dismisses inaccurate take on CDC data cited by Trump to question Covid masks

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA chief in the Trump administration, told CNBC on Friday that masks are definitely effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Gottlieb was pushing back against an inaccurate interpretation of a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC study, published in September, has attracted attention… Read More »

Cell phone location data can help monitor COVID-19 rates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in spring, most states implemented stay-at-home advisories — to different degrees and at different times. Cell phone location data showed marked reductions in cell phone activity at workplace and retail locations, and increased activity in residential areas. However, the correlation between this activity and the spread of COVID-19 in a… 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 »