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While the event in Russia was caused by a medium-sized (10,000-ton) meteor, larger objects, like the asteroid 2012 DA14 that also passed near Earth last week, have the potential to be significantly more damaging, write Dave Baiocchi and William Welser.
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Despite wide investments nationally in electronic medical records and related tools, the cost-saving promise of health information technology has not been reached because the systems deployed are neither interconnected nor easy to use.
Advances in technology are blurring the boundary between the delivery of communication via physical and electronic means.
Increasing digitalization and the evolution of the Internet have had, and are still having, an impact on the demand for postal services.
This paper argues that the development of targeted health technologies for poor people will require a new mix of technology, organizations and institutions which we conceptualize as new social technologies.
This study supports the idea that e-visits could lower health care costs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)/Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) requested that RAND assist their HCIA Awardees in developing health information technology (HIT) adoption measures.
Our study provides a foundation for developing a working definition and a conceptual model of ethical CBPR.
This rapid evidence assessment of the innovation and competitiveness impacts of the EU's proposed General Data Protection Regulation considers a variety of perspectives and identifies several impacts and areas for improvement.
Incentives to participate in wellness programs or reach health-related targets are popular, but could expose employers and insurers to litigation risk because incentives might violate state and federal insurance, anti-discrimination, or privacy laws.
Using a template for molecular genetic test reports, developed to reduce communication errors between the laboratory and ordering clinician, was found to improve physician ratings compared to standard laboratory templates—especially with doctors who were least familiar with the reports.
This study is the first to systematically analyze global images of the density structure of the inner plasmasphere by using data from the EUV imager on the IMAGE satellite.
A fundamental tenet of preparedness for public health emergencies is the reliance on systems that rest on a bedrock of day-to-day use.
Recent advances in GPS data processing have demonstrated that ground-based GPS receivers are capable of detecting ionospheric TEC perturbations caused by surface-generated Rayleigh, acoustic and gravity waves.
New CAHPS HIT items were identified that measure aspects of patient experiences not assessed by the CAHPS C&G 1.0 survey.
Health plan members can be encouraged successfully to access physician-level quality data using an inexpensive letter and automated phone call.
Cyberspace has become the new high ground of warfare, the one domain to rule them all and in the ether bind them, which, as this essay will argue, is the wrong way to view cyberspace and what militaries can do by operating within it.
Comparative effectiveness research will be hard to use appropriately because context and emotion often dominate a patient's rational decisionmaking and because therapies are provided in different health care environments, making small differences between therapies basically meaningless.
Comparative effectiveness reviews need to be updated frequently to maintain their relevance.
Electronic searches typically yield far more citations than are relevant, and reviewers spend a substantial amount of time screening titles and abstracts to identify potential studies eligible for inclusion in a review.
Comparative effectiveness and systematic reviews require frequent and time-consuming updating. Results of earlier screening should be useful in reducing the effort needed to screen relevant articles.