Big data is big in health care. With #data from police and social services, #hospitals could help patients who constantly show up at the #ER.

It's probably PI to call them this, but they are known as frequent flyers. An editorial in The Boston Globe this morning lauds a new program -- which calls them "Frequent Utilizers " --  aimed at helping hospital  staff help patients who show up at the ED again and again. Researchers, police officers, and doctors … Continue reading Big data is big in health care. With #data from police and social services, #hospitals could help patients who constantly show up at the #ER.

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2/26 : Big chickens, big data and more. #Health and #medicined #events in #Boston this week

Pick of the week.  Tuesday  at 7: "Big Chicken."   Maryn McKenna.   Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.  Details. Mckenna is a clear, lively writer who owns this topic. Still time to get there Monday 2/26 11am"The Road to the Future is Paved with Data."   John Quackenbush.   Tufts:  Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room.   Details. Genomics has transformed biological … Continue reading 2/26 : Big chickens, big data and more. #Health and #medicined #events in #Boston this week

Data, medicine, insurance reform and a round up of health policy blogs

Health data is a theme of this edition of the Health Wonk Review because it is also the focus of the current Knight News Challenge. That contest rewards media innovation with seed money. They use the word “challenge” literally, asking for innovative responses to question: How can we harness data and information for the health … Continue reading Data, medicine, insurance reform and a round up of health policy blogs

A primer on using data to stay healthy and get well

  How do you choose a new doctor or a nursing home? Get information on toxins in your neighborhood.? Search an index of reliable, up-to-date medical findings? Ask friends, do a web search or brave an impenetrable government database?  The HealthDecider data links to the left are designed to help. Most are national, but some … Continue reading A primer on using data to stay healthy and get well