Tag Archives: Data

Veterans now able to access VA, provider health data on iPhones

Millions of veterans nationwide will now have access to their VA medical data—as well as electronic health records from other healthcare providers—via their iPhones, thanks to Apple’s Health Records feature. The agency announced on Wednesday that veterans who receive care from the VA and community providers will be able to have a single, integrated view… Read More »

Healthcare data breaches will cost industry $4 billion by year’s end, and 2020 is poised to be worse

It’s difficult to stay ahead of data breaches, and healthcare leaders seem to largely agree that it’s only getting more challenging — and that’s bad news for the financial health of the industry, as data breaches are projected to cost healthcare $ 4 billion by the end of the year. 2020 could be even more… Read More »

AAFP makes the case for upholding privacy with substance abuse data

Family physicians must balance treatment of patients with chronic pain against challenges faced by patients who have substance abuse issues. In both cases, patient privacy must be paramount to facilitate the free flow of information between patient and provider, the American Academy of Family Physicians recently told federal regulators. In a letter to Elinore McCance-Katz,… Read More »

‘So much is at stake’: Academics call for release of data behind controversial Canadian fluoride study

When the editor-in-chief of a highly reputable American medical journal decided to publish a potential bombshell study from Canada hinting that pregnant women who drink fluoridated water risk subtly damaging their child’s brain, he braced for the blowback. He imagined anti-fluoridationists would sink their teeth into it and wave it as more proof of the… Read More »

What you should know about sleep, from 1 million nights of sleep data

The Dreem 2 headband tracks brain activity, heart rate, breathing and movement. Source: Dreem Getting a good night’s sleep is about much more than avoiding screens before you hit the hay. Dreem, a tech company that aims to help people sleep better, tracks brain activity, heart rate, breathing and movement of its customers with its… Read More »