Can “Nudging” Help?: Improving Clinical Trial Access Using Artificial Intelligence for Standardization

Guest post by Presidential Innovation Fellows Justin Koufopoulos and Gil Alterovitz, PhD. Getting into a clinical trial is challenging for patients. Researchers estimate that only 5% of patients eligible to participate in a cancer clinical trial actually take part in one.  Many factors impact this statistic, including how findable and accessible is information about the … Continue reading “Can “Nudging” Help?: Improving Clinical Trial Access Using Artificial Intelligence for Standardization”

Addressing Health Disparities to the Benefit of All

Guest post by Lisa Lang, head of NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology Singer-actress Selena Gomez shocked her fans this past September with the announcement that she had received a kidney transplant to combat organ damage caused by lupus. Lupus, an autoimmune condition, strikes women much more than men, … Continue reading “Addressing Health Disparities to the Benefit of All”

National Public Health Week 2018: Changing Our Future Together

Guest post by Lisa Lang, head of NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology The secret is out: The National Library of Medicine supports National Public Health Week every day, all year. We have been committed to supporting the public’s health since our establishment in 1836. From its start as … Continue reading “National Public Health Week 2018: Changing Our Future Together”

An Introduction to Authority-based Security

Guest post by Kurt W. Rodarmer, a software security architect in NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information. NLM is working to unleash the potential of data and information to accelerate and transform biomedical discovery. Foundational to that goal lie the data themselves. We assess their value, collect and curate them, and then make them accessible. … Continue reading “An Introduction to Authority-based Security”