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'The Entrepreneurial State': Apple Didn't Build Your iPhone; Your Taxes Did

Mariana Mazzucato | PBS.org | September 20, 2013

Is government debt slowing economic growth, if not impeding it? The world-wide economic crisis that began in 2007 has kept that question alive, despite the fact that it was private debt that caused the crisis in the first place. But attempts to curb the crisis have also led to an explosion of public sector expenditures like bank bailouts and unemployment insurance that have ballooned debt levels. [...] Read More »

Bizarre And Sad: Defense Dept. Runs 900+ Suicide Prevention Programs

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | September 24, 2013

The Defense Department has more than 900 suicide prevention programs and  plans to whittle down that number based on a cost-effectiveness ratio, according to this missive from the Military Health System. Read More »

Brookings Finds Healthcare Jobs Soaring Over Other Industries

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | July 8, 2013

Jobs in the healthcare sector have grown faster than in any other industry, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. Read More »

Continuing Connectivity Struggles Lead To Declining Satisfaction Scores For HIE Vendors

Press Release | KLAS | November 6, 2012

Across the health information exchange (HIE) market, providers are expressing dissatisfaction with their vendors as connectivity issues persist. This and other key findings were released in a new KLAS report "Health Information Exchange 2012: Muddled in Interfaces." Read More »

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Infographic by HealthIT.Gov

View the latest Infographic on the history of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and how they may improve your health and health care in the future just posted by HealthIT.Gov. Read More »

Every Library And Museum In America, Mapped

Emily Badger | Nextgov | June 7, 2013

If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the ubiquity of McDonald's, this stat may make your day: There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than outposts of the burger mega-chain (about 14,000). The same is true of Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally). Read More »

HarassMap: Help Reach The Tipping Point

Kelli Merritz | Ushahidi | May 30, 2013

There is nothing more empowering than enacting the change that you wish to see; and along the way, battling the stereotypes and the social stigma that sexual harassment brings. This is what HarassMap continues to do, as Egypt’s first independent initiative to directly address sexual harassment... Read More »

Machine Learning in Healthcare: Part 1 - Learn the Basics

This article is the first in a three-part series that will discuss how machine learning impacts healthcare. The first article will be an overview defining machine learning and explaining how it fits into the larger fields of data science and artificial intelligence. The second article will discuss machine learning tools available to the average healthcare worker. The third article will use a common open source machine learning software application to analyze a healthcare spreadsheet. Part I was written to help healthcare workers understand the fundamentals of machine learning and to make them aware that there are simple and affordable programs available that do not require programming skills or mathematics background...

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Medicine 2.0 Day One

Susannah Fox | e-patients.net | September 16, 2012

My schedule only allowed me to attend Day One of the fantastically rich Medicine 2.0 Congress being held this weekend in Boston. I thought I’d share my impressions and notes in case they spark inspiration for other people, as each presenter and hallway conversation did for me. Read More »

Open Government Data And Statistical Data: Haven't We Been Here Before?

Brand Niemann | AOL Government | October 15, 2012

The future of the federal statistical system in an era of open government data was the subject of the recent Association of Public Data Users Conference (APDU). It gave me the unique opportunity to pose three questions about the ironic state of federal statistics to an august panel of experts. Read More »

Our Status-Driven Culture May Be Shortening Your Lifespan

Phillip Longman | Hudson Valley Press Online | October 9, 2013

Imagine you got to choose whether to be born Black or born White in America. Here are a few health statistics that might inform your decision... Read More »

Replacement EHR Trend

John Lynn | EMR & EHR | June 10, 2013

[...] One trend we knew was coming is the replacement EHR trend, so I was quite interested when I saw the tweet above that said that 31% of EHR buyers are purchasing a replacement EHR. That’s a huge number and up from the previous 10% replacement EHRs in 2010. Read More »

Special Report: Behind A Cancer-Treatment Firm's Rosy Survival Claims

Sharon Begley and Robin Respaut | Reuters | March 6, 2013

When the local doctor who had been treating Vicky Hilborn told her that her rare cancer had spread throughout her body, including her brain, she and her husband refused to accept a death sentence. Within days, Keith Hilborn was on the phone with an "oncology information specialist" at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Read More »

Stanford Online Course On Statistics And Medicine Teaches Students Worldwide How To Interpret Data

Lia Steakley | Stanford Medicine | July 23, 2013

This summer, nearly 16,000 students are learning how to interpret data and analyze provocative medical questions through Stanford’s free online course “Statistics in Medicine.” Read More »

State of the Map US By the Numbers

Bonnie Bogle | OpenStreetMap | June 28, 2013

More than two weeks have passed since a packed long weekend in San Francisco for State of the Map US, and we’ve had some time now to reflect and run some numbers. Read More »