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Month: October 2015

Medical Team Works on Clinical Trial

More than Meets the Eye: Uncovering New Purposes for Previously Approved Drugs

October 29, 2015

As we all put our masks on this Halloween, transforming into ghouls, goblins, and ghosts, getting scared and spooked by haunted houses and horror movies, we call to light that things are not always exactly as they seem. A similar type of masquerading, interestingly enough, occurs in the drug industry, with countless numbers of drugs […]

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Cloud Computing

An HIE Guide to Survival

October 21, 2015

HIEs provide a valuable service to the healthcare industry – aggregating patient information across healthcare systems to enhance care coordination and drive improved outcomes, including better clinical results, lower costs, and greater patient satisfaction with the system. However, while many Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) have exceeded expectations since the passage of health reform in 2010, […]

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Women Wearing Pink To Fight Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: An In-Depth Look at Some Major Advancements This Year

October 13, 2015

October is breast cancer awareness month. We have come a long way as far as understanding causes of and treatments for the disease, but still more than 230,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year and over 40,000 people – predominantly women – will die from the disease. With the recent rise […]

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White House

No Greater Validation: NIH Seeks to Procure Data-Rich Human Biospecimens From 1M Patients

October 1, 2015

What a time to be alive! Moving forward with the Precision Medicine Initiative, for which President Obama has earmarked $215 million from the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2016, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has outlined its plans to create and manage a database containing medical records of 1 million Americans. The goal is […]

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