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Double the risk of death! The problem with headline health statistics

By Tom Chivers How should scientists and journalists report risk? The way in which a statistic is presented can entirely change how alarming it sounds. And too often, both newspapers and scientific journals choose the most alarming, but least informative, way. For instance, according to a widely reported study published in the BMJ this month, if… Read More »

Health IT takeaways from the midterm elections

Democrats regained the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections, while Republicans maintained control of the Senate – a rebalancing of power likely to bring both certainty and opportunities for healthcare. “Healthcare was a voting issue for this election,” said Samantha Burch, senior director of congressional affairs at HIMSS. PwC surveyed 1,500 people, for… Read More »

Premier buy of Stanson Health aims to facilitate decision support

Premier is making a large acquisition to ease hassles that physicians face with clinical decision support systems and prior authorizations. Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier this week agreed to purchase Stanson Health for $ 51.5 million to offer its tools to a wider audience. Premier offers services to support improved care and outcomes to 3,900 hospitals and… Read More »