Health Data and Technology

The Next Chapter in Democratizing America’s Health Data

We talk with Micky Tripathi, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, about the push to give patients more access to their health care data.

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‘Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care’ Digital Story

We explore cascades of care — how a clinician’s desire to be thorough can snowball into a harmful spiral of unnecessary care.

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Why No Difference Can Still Make a Difference

Ishani Ganguli shares new research about a care intervention that didn’t work and why it still matters.

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3 Studies That Show the Promise of Telemedicine Data

Ateev Mehrotra explains why a trio of studies on overprescribing antiobiotics has him excited about telemedicine data.

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Using the EHR to Fight Burnout in Female Docs

Michael Barnett shares research on why female physicians spend more time working in the electronic health record than their male counterparts.

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Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care

We explore cascades of care — how a clinician’s desire to be thorough can snowball into a harmful spiral of unnecessary care.

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Racial Bias Lurking in Patient Records

Ishani Ganguli on new research showing Black patients have much higher odds of having clinicians write negative descriptors about them.

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How Tech Can Shrink Racial Disparities in Medicine

Kosali Simon on research showing how digital tools shrunk the number of unnecessary amputations among Black diabetics.

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Mission Critical

A new federal effort races to virtually deploy critical care providers wherever they’re needed — from COVID hospitals to floods, fires, and even war.

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California Dreamin’

Early on, California was conducting just 2,000 coronavirus tests a day. Now the state is up to 60,000. How did they ramp up testing?

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