Details of the upcoming CDISC conference (12-13 October) look interesting:
"interactive panels on streamlining clinical research and using EHRs for research....An opening keynote presentation on a Learning Healthcare System will be delivered by Dr. Charles Friedman, Professor and Director of the Health Informatics Program in the Schools of Information and Public Health at the University of Michigan and formerly Chief Scientific Officer from the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health Information Technology....The theme 'Standards for Patients' is particularly appropriate since researchers can only properly and morally serve the patients who participate in clinical research if they can make good use of the data for the purpose of learning. That is the value of standards
Despite the slick PR presentation, "Medify Simplifies Medical Research" is an interesting article on an initiative to make searching for information on conditions and treatments on the web more straightforward and fruitful.
Arizona State University recently moved its Biomedical Informatics department to the Scottsdale campus of Mayo Clinic as part of the university’s deepening ties with Mayo in health care, medical research and education.
Accenture's US site hosts some interesting publications (OK, there's more than a hint of the sales brochure about them - but they're a quick read) - see the articles to the right on the linked page.
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