Does Big Data Have a Role to Play in Fighting the Zika Virus?

With the proliferation of modern technology, the problem isn’t having enough data—it’s having the right people find the right data in time before an emergency develops.

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Homeless Shelter Uses Telehealth to Reduce ER Visits

The return on investment of using telemedicine to treat homeless shelter clients is being measured by improvements in overall health, not dollars saved, according to the directors of an Omaha, NE shelter.

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Minnesota To Lean on EHRs for Major HIV Screening Initiative

Electronic health records (EHRs) are going to help the state of Minnesota revolutionize the way it screens and tests individuals for HIV.

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HHS Releases HIPAA Guidance on Ebola, Other Public Health Emergencies

Federal health privacy officials have issued new guidance on managing patient privacy rights in the middle of public health crises such as the emergence of Ebola in the US.

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HIM’s Role in Disease Tracking, Data Mining, and Patient Monitoring
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HIM’s Role in Disease Tracking, Data Mining, and Patient Monitoring

Panic and paranoia are prevailing in the current US healthcare climate as deadly diseases like Ebola and tuberculosis command public attention. Health IT monitoring may give healthcare providers a new advantage in identifying, tracking, and controlling infections and outbreaks.

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