Primary care telemonitoring to support diabetes management

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): According to a new study supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), adding telemonitoring to the routine care diabetes patients receive did not significantly change outcomes. “Effect of home telemonitoring on glycemic and blood pressure control in primary care clinic patients with diabetes,” … Continue reading Primary care telemonitoring to support diabetes management

The need for a smart approach to big health care data

From the Health Affairs Blog:Today, academic medicine and health policy research resemble the automobile industry of the early 20th century — a large number of small shops developing unique products at high cost with no one achieving significant economies of scale or scope. Academics, medical centers, and innovators often work independently or in small groups, … Continue reading The need for a smart approach to big health care data

Scopus interface changing February 1

Changes are coming to the interface of Scopus that will streamline your workflow by optimizing the interface for core uses. One important change is that the interface becomes more action driven:  when you select certain results to work with (e.g. for refinement, citation analysis or to export references), the action buttons or links will become … Continue reading Scopus interface changing February 1

Upcycling: Bringing new life to existing health data

From the Health Affairs Blog: By now, most of us are familiar with recycling. Items with reclaimable value are collected; then base materials are salvaged to create new products—often of lesser quality. Fewer people are familiar with the term upcycling, a form of recycling that involves reconceiving, and sometimes adding to, existing items with the … Continue reading Upcycling: Bringing new life to existing health data

Open workshops on publishing for graduate students

The University Library is presenting a series of free workshops on publishing for graduate students.  Register for each workshop by clicking on the hot link of the title. Tips on Publishing a Scholarly Book Thursday, 2/6, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm This session, directed to graduate students and junior faculty in the social sciences and humanities, will … Continue reading Open workshops on publishing for graduate students

Public health and internationalism

A new website had been created, based at Birkbeck, University of London: The Reluctant Internationalists: A History of Public Health and International Organisations, Movements and Experts in Twentieth Century Europe.  A central concern of The Reluctant Internationalists is the role played by debates about public health and (real or imagined) crises in the formation of … Continue reading Public health and internationalism

First-ever quantitative data about the toll of BPA exposure

From Health Affairs: The risks of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) have been well-known for some time. While exposure to BPA in the United States affects an estimated 92.6 percent of Americans over the age of five, there are gaps in the knowledge of the health consequences of BPA exposure. A new study, Further Limiting … Continue reading First-ever quantitative data about the toll of BPA exposure