Tag Archives: Needs

Medicine needs to embrace open source – ZDNet

In 2015, Pfizer researchers discovered its rheumatoid arthritis drug, Enbrel, seemed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by 64%. The company buried the results and didn’t follow up. Why? Because the statistical results, which lead to the conclusion that Enbrel might help with Alzheimer’s, didn’t meet “rigorous scientific standards.” Why not publish the results for others to… Read More »

EHRA says ONC’s proposed interoperability rule needs major revisions

While the EHR Association supports the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s efforts to improve interoperability, the group contends that an ONC proposed rule exceeds the mandate of the 21st Century Cures Act and goes far beyond the intent of Congress. “We worked throughout the drafting of the 21st Century Cures Act with… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »