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Month: October 2014

Data Protection

Executive provides advice on how institutional staff can better protect data security

October 27, 2014

The ongoing digitization of patients’ medical records is meant to facilitate the administration of care but requires a higher level of data security than paper medical records.

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Cloud Computing

Increasing adoption of cloud computing drives new information privacy and security challenges

October 22, 2014

Research organizations are increasingly turning to cloud-based computing to store and process vast amounts of medical data, posing new challenges for information privacy and security.

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Medical Student

Adoption of EHRs is driving changes in medical school training

October 17, 2014

The increasing adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems by healthcare organizations is leading many medical schools to update their programs to include EHR training.

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Doctor Consults with Patient About Specimen Donation

NCI publishes consumer guide to biospecimen donation

October 11, 2014

To help support the Residual Tissue Repository program, the National Cancer Institute recently published a patients’ guide to donating blood, tissue and other biospecimens for the purposes of scientific investigations.

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Patient and Doctor Consultation

ONC publication guides EHR use in patient identification

October 5, 2014

The SAFER Guides provided by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology are meant to act as self-assessments to health care professionals who adopt electronic health records.

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Finger Blood Test for Malaria

Biomarker Roundup No. 2

October 2, 2014

Scientists discuss new findings related to malaria, Type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer and lupus.

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Depressed Man

Scientists find microRNA in brain that may be associated with depression

October 1, 2014

Scientists found a microRNA that is present in abnormally low amounts among individuals who are living with depression.

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