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The Madrid Declaration – a tool to improve sexual and reproductive health in Europe

The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) recently published a position paper on sexual and reproductive health issues (‘The Madrid Declaration: promoting evidence-based SRHR policies with respect for human rights’). We spoke to Dr Cristian Furau, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology in Arad, Romania, and member of the ESC board, about the… Read More »

Online tool helps health systems gauge their digital health readiness

Healthcare leaders trying to determine where their efforts fall on an industrywide digital health continuum have an online tool to aid assessments. Completing the self-administered assessment helps organizations understand what is driving or slowing their progress toward a fully modernized facility or health system. The online assessment tool was created as part of a joint… Read More »

Prior authorization tool for images to get test in Hawaii

Two vendor organizations are working to test technology that will place clinical decision support within electronic health records to enable proper choice of radiological procedures. The ability to give physicians access to CDS within their regular workflows is crucial in advance of a new government initiative that will call for physicians to consult clinical guidelines… Read More »

New tool calculates genetic risk for obesity

By analyzing millions of DNA variations in the human genome, researchers have developed a “polygenic score” for obesity, a quantitative tool that predicts an individual’s inherited risk for becoming overweight. The researchers found that a genetic predisposition to obesity begins to appear in early childhood and is often clearly evident by early adulthood — suggesting… Read More »