Tag Archives: data

England’s first Covid lockdown DIDN’T trigger a spike in suicides, official data shows

England’s first Covid lockdown DIDN’T trigger a spike in suicides: Official data shows rate was LOWER than in the five years before pandemic struck There were 1,603 suicides in England and Wales between April and July 2020 This was the lowest in the previous five years that data was available Over that time there were… Read More »

CommonWell and VA work together to refine quality and consistency of data

The journey from data sharing to improved health outcomes is dependent on high-quality clinical data. Without it, it is difficult for providers to make the best clinical decisions possible, and the ability to optimize care processes and coordinated care becomes an impediment to improving health outcomes. CommonWell Health Alliance, the Veterans Health Information Exchange, and… Read More »

Florida, Alabama discontinue daily Covid data reporting in shift to ‘next phase’ of pandemic

Florida and Alabama will no longer report daily Covid cases and fatalities as vaccinations rise and states begin shifting to the “next phase” of the pandemic. On Friday, Florida implemented a weekly reporting schedule for Covid data, the state’s Division of Emergency Management said on its website. “Florida is transitioning into the next phase of… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »