Climate Scientists Are Scrambling to Protect Their Data, Should Public Health Researchers Be Doing The Same?

**UPDATE BELOW** The scientific community has generally been appalled with the various statements/actions/threats/tweets/insinuations/insults coming out of the Trump administration.  This isn’t meant to be a political statement, this is just based on the scientific community’s response to having their life’s work questioned by a small group of people that don’t know anything about what they … Continue reading

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The Need to Redesign Medical Information

We have communication problems in the medical world.  No, not just the lack of communication happening between healthcare providers that some mistakenly think the newly christened “EHRs” are going to fix.  More importantly, the disconnect lies between the data and those reading it.  Providers sift through a patient’s chart gathering data to develop a mental … Continue reading

Why I download MEDITECH/LSS NPR Reports.

“I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” Have you ever tried to write an NPR report?  Have you ever scoured a data definition only to come up with half of the information you need? Or maybe you’ve painstakingly created the perfect NPR report, let it run for an hour and find to your … Continue reading