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Hospitals, physicians fight for women's equity in healthcare research, delivery

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, KIimberly Skelding, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Geisinger Health System based in Danville, Pennsylvania, discusses efforts by hospitals and physicians around the country to improve equity in healthcare research and delivery.

Open Payments: Will the database help or hurt?

FierceHealthIT  spoke with Glenn Engelmann, senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. law firm of McDermott Will & Emery and a former senior executive with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, about the recently launched Open Payments database.

Open Payments database launches amid increasing criticism

The much-maligned Open Payments database has launched, though it's far from glitch-free.

As funding ends, sustainability plan vital to i2b2 project

Developing a sustainability model for the Integrating Biology and the Bedside project, or i2b2, should be a national priority as federal funding comes to an end, according to an article published this month in  eGEMS.

Automated system cuts clinical trial recruitment workload

Automated eligibility screening using natural language processing and machine learning vastly improved the efficiency of selecting potential patients for clinical trials in a Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study.

Health data aggregation poses privacy concerns

Aggregation of consumer health data holds the potential to improve healthcare, but raises issues about patient privacy, according a California HealthCare Foundation report.

EHRs simplify identification of patients for clinical trials

Electronic health records can be a boon to conducting clinical trials and recruiting patients to participate, according to a new study in  Health Technology Assessment.

Data sharing, EHR interoperability keys to improving clinical trials

As the complexity of clinical trials continues to grow, increased data sharing and interoperability will become more important, according to panelists paticipating at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday.

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...