First Comprehensive HHS Data Sharing Report Released

18. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer published a comprehensive report of the data sharing environment at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The report explores the challenges of sharing data between HHS agencies: https://www.hhs.gov/idealab/data-insights/ Led by HHS Chief Data Officer Dr. Mona Siddiqui, a small team of HHS staff interviewed ...

Microsoft launches 3D audio app for blind people in Australia

17. September 2018 Health 0
Microsoft and Vision Australia unveiled a new 3D audio app designed to give blind and vision impaired people greater independence to explore the world around them. Dubbed Soundscape, the software enables users to set audio beacons at destinations and landmarks, and through a stereo headset the 3D audio is perceived as coming from the point ...

SAMHSA’s Annual Mental Health, Substance Use Data Provide Roadmap for Future Action

15. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The annual survey comprises highly anticipated data that help provide a statistical context for the country’s opioid crisis and other behavioral health matters. “SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health contains annual data that ...