Translating Research into Health Information You Can Trust

Guest post by Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at NIH. Dr. Rodgers hosts the weekly Healthy Moments Radio Broadcast, that offers tips to audiences on how to prevent and manage the various diseases within NIDDK’s mission. If a loved one tells you … Continue reading Translating Research into Health Information You Can Trust

25×5: Decreasing Documentation Burden on U.S. Clinicians

Guest post by Sarah Rossetti, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, FAMIA, and S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH, FACMI, FAMIA, Co-Chairs of the 25 By 5 Symposium Health professionals are consistently being recognized for their heroic efforts to manage illness during the COVID-19 pandemic in the face of unprecedented challenges. As doctors, nurses, and all health care … Continue reading 25×5: Decreasing Documentation Burden on U.S. Clinicians

Individual and Organizational Health Literacy: A Key to the Future of Health

As the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030 prepares its new statement for Healthy People 2030, NLM has been asked to review and comment on the definition of health literacy. This request has provided a good opportunity for me to consider how NLM facilitates health literacy — but … Continue reading Individual and Organizational Health Literacy: A Key to the Future of Health

Envisioning a Future of Better Patient Self-Management

For years, I’ve talked about the “care between the care,” which occurs between patients’ visits to the hospital, clinic, or ER. It’s abundantly clear that the real action is happening in everyday life, yet so much of our clinician education, information technology development, and standards of practice address only that very short time when patients … Continue reading Envisioning a Future of Better Patient Self-Management

The Significance of Network Biology

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Guest post by Teresa Przytycka, PhD, Senior Investigator, Computational and Systems Biology section of the Computational Biology Branch at the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health. The functioning of any complex system involves interactions between elements of that system. This is true at the cellular level, the macro … Continue reading The Significance of Network Biology

Technology and Data in Mental Health: Applications for Suicide Prevention

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Guest post by Elizabeth Chen, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Associate Professor of Medical Science, and Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice at Brown University. Biomedical informatics as a discipline is broadly concerned with the effective use of data, information, and knowledge to improve human health. Since its origins … Continue reading Technology and Data in Mental Health: Applications for Suicide Prevention

It Takes a Whole Library to Create a World of Data-powered Health

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Data-powered health heralds a revolution in medical research and health care. Data-powered health relies upon knowing more—more input in the moment, more details across systems, more people (and their data) contributing to the overall picture. Data-powered health ushers in a new biomedical research paradigm in which patient-generated data complements clinical, observational, and experimental data to … Continue reading It Takes a Whole Library to Create a World of Data-powered Health