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NIH research program will tap Fitbit data

NIH research program will tap Fitbit data

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 07, 2017

As part of the All of Us research program, 10,000 volunteers' health indicators will be tracked by Fitbits, as the device straddles the line between consumer product and healthcare technology.

AHRQ's potential move to the NIH could strengthen its work

AHRQ's potential move to the NIH could strengthen its work

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 22, 2017

The Trump administration's 2018 budget proposed to merge the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with the National Institutes of Health. Experts say the move could benefit AHRQ if the consolidation is done right.

Merry Xmas NIH—Here's your 0.1% additional raise

Merry Xmas NIH—Here's your 0.1% additional raise

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 13, 2016

The 21st Century Cures Act signed by President Obama Tuesday has been ballyhooed as a major boost for NIH and cancer and brain research. But a closer look at the numbers reveals how little it offers—at a potentially high price.

Timing is everything to this mosquito researcher

Timing is everything to this mosquito researcher

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 12, 2016

For Steven Juliano, it's not how you kill disease-carrying mosquitoes. It's when. “I don't do mosquito control,” said the distinguished professor of ecology at Illinois State University. “I provide the information on where they're vulnerable.”

Innovations: Integrating diabetic eye screenings with primary care

Innovations: Integrating diabetic eye screenings with primary care

By Erica Teichert  |  October 29, 2016

A company called Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, or IRIS, has developed a cloud-based platform and image-enhancement technology that connects primary-care physicians with optometrists and ophthalmologists who can read eye exam images taken during a normal doctor visit.

Data Points for Sept. 26, 2016

Data Points for Sept. 26, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 24, 2016

Data Points for the week of Sept. 26, 2016, covered the following topics: Clinical trials and the number of trials underway, penalties for not reporting results, and the percentage of cancer patients who participate in clinical trials.

How health systems can tackle health disparities

How health systems can tackle health disparities

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 27, 2016

After more than a decade of asking why factors such as race, ethnicity, income, gender and sexual orientation often correlate with worse health and healthcare quality for so many Americans, perhaps the biggest question is what can healthcare providers do about it.

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