KRMG: New Online Tool Provides Patients More Info On Their Medical Costs

KRMG: New Online Tool Provides Patients More Info On Their Medical Costs . “The Medicine Assistance Tool, or MAT, was created by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) to provide patients with more information about their medicine costs and help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through various biopharmaceutical industry programs.”

CBC: Diaries of St. John’s physician spanning 87 years digitized in MUN library

CBC: Diaries of St. John’s physician spanning 87 years digitized in MUN library. “The diaries of one of Memorial University’s first students — which include more than 30,000 daily entries that span 87 years — have now been digitized and made public through the university’s Digital Archives Initiative.”

NIH: The “PROMIS” of Computer-Based Medical Records

NIH: The “PROMIS” of Computer-Based Medical Records. “The National Library of Medicine recently acquired the Patient/Problem Oriented Medical Record System Archives, a collection of materials related to the development of an early computer system for organizing patient data and diagnostic decision-making. Jan Schultz generously contributed archival materials from his work with Dr. Larry Weed at the PROMIS lab at the University of Vermont. NLM archivist John Rees asked Jan Schultz about his perspective on the early history of electronic medical records.”

Washington Post: Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis

Washington Post: Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis. “In the heart of Boston, Tufts Medical Center treats scores of health conditions, administering measles vaccines for children and pioneering next-generation tools that can eradicate the rarest of cancers. But doctors, administrators and other hospital staff struggled to contain a much different kind of epidemic one April morning last year: a wave of thousands of robocalls that spread like a virus from one phone line to the next, disrupting communications for hours.”

CNBC: Facebook has a new tool that helps you donate blood, here’s how to use it

CNBC: Facebook has a new tool that helps you donate blood, here’s how to use it. “Facebook on Wednesday began rolling out a tool that helps inform Americans that nearby blood banks need donations. If you sign up for it, you’ll be alerted when one of Facebook’s blood bank partners in your area needs a specific kind of blood donor.”

US News & World Report: A New Tool to Improve Community Health

US News & World Report: A New Tool to Improve Community Health. “In what may be one of the largest population health collaborations in the U.S., 100 Million Healthier Lives on Monday launched a new framework to help entities across sectors and at all levels – including local communities, nonprofit organizations, health care systems and the federal government – coordinate their efforts, with the ultimate goal of using the shared data to work in sync to improve health across the U.S.”