Tag Archives: Data

Stakeholders say data sharing is critical to lowering healthcare costs

If the United States is going to rein in the high costs of healthcare, the industry must do a better job of sharing data with patients and among other stakeholders. That’s the contention of Sean Cavanaugh, chief administrative officer for tech start-up Aledade, who previously served as the director of the Center for Medicare and… Read More »

Diet and fitness apps are dominating the market — but is your data safe? – CBS News

More than 80 percent of dieters are forgoing help from nutritionists and trainers in favor of do-it-yourself options like diet and fitness apps, according to a market data report. The demand for these apps has created a growing industry of devices and trackers designed to help you meet your fitness goals — but they can… Read More »

In Brief: Increased Use of Cannabis During Pregnancy, But Little Data on Reproductive Safety

Despite decreasing rates of alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, the use of cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise.  According to data collected from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the use of cannabis in pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years rose from 2.37% in 2002 to 3.85% in 2014… Read More »