Tag Archives: Data

Data from routine clinical care shows people with HIV have an increased risk of dementia and that it’s diagnosed at a younger age

The risk of dementia in older age is increased by 58% for people living with HIV compared to their HIV-negative peers, according to US research published in the online edition of AIDS. The average age at dementia diagnosis was much younger for people with HIV: 67 years compared to 78 years for people without HIV.… Read More »

Dock Awarded Contract to Advise German Development Agency on Professional Profile Data Wallet for Global Learners

23rd December 2020. Dock, the creators of the Dock Network, has been awarded a contract to assist Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, a German development agency that provides services in the field of international development cooperation. The 3-month project will see Dock provide expertise on the technical architecture and features for a professional… Read More »

Healthcare Costs, Access to Data, and Partnering With Providers: Patients’ Top User Experience Factors

As patients returned to in-person, brick-and-mortar health care settings after the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic, they re-enter the health care system with heightened consumer expectations, according to the Beryl Institute – Ipsos Px Pulse report, Consumer Perspectives on Patient Experience in the U.S. Ipsos conducted the survey research among 1,028 U.S. adults between 23… Read More »

Hancock calls for urgent review into coronavirus death data in England

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called for an urgent review into how coronavirus deaths have been recorded in England. It follows confirmation from Public Health England that reported deaths may have included people who tested positive months before they died. The other UK nations are only thought to include those who die within 28 days… Read More »

Blacks are hospitalized for COVID-19 at four times the rate of whites, Medicare claims data shows

Medicare claims data shows Blacks were hospitalized with COVID-19 at a rate nearly four times higher than whites. Blacks had the highest hospitalization rate, with 465 per 100,000. Hispanics had 258 hospitalizations per 100,000. Asians had 187 per 100,000, and whites had 123 per 100,000. The disparities go beyond race and ethnicity and suggest the… Read More »

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 »