ONC announces Blockchain challenge winners

06. September 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Papers suggest new uses for Blockchain to protect and exchange electronic health information The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the winners of the Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge.  A Blockchain—most commonly associated with digital currency—is a data ...

HHS awards $53 million to help address opioid epidemic

06. September 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Additional funding needed to ensure access to evidence-based treatment Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $53 million in funding to 44 States, four tribes and the District of Columbia to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorders, reduce opioid related deaths, and strengthen drug misuse prevention efforts. In addition, funding ...

Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say – Lincoln Journal Star

24. August 2016 EHR, Health, HIPAA 0
Lincoln Journal Star Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts SayLincoln Journal StarWEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Staying slim throughout your life might lower your risk of developing at least eight types of cancer, an international cancer research group says. Those include cancers of the stomach, liver, gallbladder, …Cancer Risks 2016: ...

NIH official: Don't expect 'broad' Zika outbreak despite Florida cases; disease could hang around – Washington Times

21. August 2016 EHR 0
Washington TimesNIH official: Don’t expect ‘broad’ Zika outbreak despite Florida cases; disease could hang aroundWashington TimesFILE – In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo’s University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes ...

Pregnant woman: No reprieve from worry over Zika – WCNC.com

21. August 2016 EHR 0
WCNC.comPregnant woman: No reprieve from worry over ZikaWCNC.comFlorida Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip announce five cases of Zika in Miami Beach, Aug. 19, 2016, Miami, Fla. (Photo: Angel Valentin, Getty Images). CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. Pregnant women …The Beat, and the Bug Spray, Go On in South Beach Despite Zika ...

Why we scoff when McDonald's hands out fitness trackers – Washington Post

20. August 2016 EHR 0
Washington PostWhy we scoff when McDonald’s hands out fitness trackersWashington PostMcDonald’s plan to get children active by providing them with fitness trackers ended almost as quickly as it started. The fast-food company replaced the toys in its Happy Meals with pedometers, but soon scrapped the devices after “limited” reports …McDonalds Is Using Your Kids To ...