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Risk prediction, personalized medicine still in their infancy

While risk prediction and personalized therapies are advancing in some areas, there's much work to be done to make such efforts effective, according to an article in BMC Medicine. Daniel F. Hayes...

Who bears the costs for clinical data-sharing?

In the push to boost clinical data-sharing for research, there's little discussion of the costs it entails, according to an article at the Journal of the American Medical Association. Pushing...

IOM seeks input on responsibly sharing clinical trial data

In a bid to solicit input on how to responsibly share data from clinical trials, the Institute of Medicine has released a "discussion framework" and key questions to be addressed.

PCORI funds 'network of networks' for comparative effectiveness research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $93.5 million to support 29 clinical research data networks it hopes to integrate to improve comparative effectiveness research...

Predictive modeling can flag potential candidates for clinical trials

Predictive modeling can be effective in assessing the eligibility of patients for clinical trials, according to research published at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Translating...

Community hospitals fail to capitalize on clinical trials

Community hospitals are missing the boat when it comes to using clinical research to expand their business revenue or give them a competitive edge, according to a new report by GuideStar.

Big data, cloud computing make data access more democratic

Advances in big data and cloud computing are providing more democratic access to the reams of information the government collects, federal officials said at the Armed Forces Communications and...

'Holistic' approach needed to use EHRs for phenotyping

Electronic health records are a great way to identify patients who satisfy predefined criteria for clinical trials, survival analysis research and other uses, but the processes used to cull this information is difficult and needs refining, according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Informatics Association.

Will the ACA kill health IT innovation?

Americans enjoy the benefits of new drugs and devices earlier than the rest of the world--and pay more for them, just as those who rush out to buy the latest iPhone do. Those higher prices pay for...

Tools designed to protect PHI in multi-site research

Research that involves multiple health research partners can raise the risk of exposure of personal health information (PHI). In response, researchers have developed two tools to protect data...