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William M. Tierney, M.D. focuses on the potential of electronic medical systems and computer-based decision support to control healthcare costs in 'Controlling costs with computer-based decision support: a hammer, a scalpel or an illusion?' published online in JAMA Internal Medicine on April 15.
[Presentations can be downloaded from detailed programme below]: EHTEL kindly thanks all participants for making the event so lively and insightful: More than 150 eHealth and telehealthcare enthusiasts from Europe and beyond met on 6-7 December for the EHTEL 2012 Symposium "Fact not Fiction: The future of eHealth is already here", held in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Rue van Maerlant 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. The positive feedback was overwhelming and rewarding, particularly for all EHTEL members on site. The event co-incided with the launch of the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 - Innovative healthcare for the 21st century on which participants received a first hand presentation by DG CONNECT.
Using a computer algorithm that can sift through mounds of genetic data, researchers from Brown University have identified several networks of genes that, when hit by a mutation, could play a role in the development of multiple types of cancer. The algorithm, called Hotnet2, was used to analyze genetic data from 12 different types of cancer assembled as part of the pan-cancer project of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).
In the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their health care providers.