Tag Archives: Data

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Why healthcare wastes $750 billion every year: Few organizations analyze data to stop it

Every year the healthcare industry wastes an estimated $ 750 billion, and while employers overwhelmingly perceive this to be a problem, about 60 percent are not actively managing the issue. This is among the findings of a survey to identify employers’ perceptions and actions related to waste in the healthcare system released by National Alliance… Read More »

Brexanolone for Postpartum Depression: More Data, But Still Some Questions

In 2015, we first reported on SAGE-547 (SAGE Therapeutics), a new medication for the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD).  SAGE-547, now called brexanolone, is an allosteric modulator of GABA-A receptors.  We saw the preliminary results of the Sage Therapeutics Phase 3 Hummingbird Program earlier this year.  Now we have the final set of results… Read More »

Sleep Problems – Essential Data To Help You Tell If You Have One

There are quite a few people who have an undiagnosed sleeping disorder. They could really really feel very sleepy by the day. They may have trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. Associates or family members could inform them they appear very tired. They might experience mood adjustments, irritability or develop into overly emotional. Normally… Read More »