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Janet Woodcock, Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to harness the data in electronic health records to help develop better medicine. In a pilot program, it regularly surveys 18 large health care organizations. Right now, it's mining records and claims data from more than 150 million patients nationwide. Janet Woodcock is director of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluations and Research. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how the pilot, known as Mini-Sentinel, works.

Tags: Janet Woodcock , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:20am EDT

Taha Kass-Hout, Chief Health Informatics Officer, FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has launched openFDA. It's a new data initiative making for easier access to large public health datasets. OpenFDA is in line with the President's open data executive order and the Health and Human Service Department's Health Data Initiative. Taha Kass-Hout is chief health informatics officer at the FDA. He explains the main focus of the project to Tom and Emily on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Taha Kass-Hout , Health and Human Service Department , openFDA , Open data , Health Data Initiative

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 06:57pm EDT

mHealth, standards, and healthcare IT

John Gilroy hosts a roundtable discussion of mobile health applications and and how they can be certified to meet specific standards.
April 30, 2013

Tags: technology , mhealth , Healthcare IT , mobile applications , iPhone , app certification , David Scher , DLS Healthcare Consulting , mHiMSS , Tony Martin , Tom Leary , HiMSS , mobile health applications , mobile health , HIPAA , electronic health record , information technology , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 10:02pm EDT

Smoker shock

Dave Ross, commentator

Tags: Dave Ross , smoking , FDA ,

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:00pm EDT

Sunscreen changes 'unprecedented' for FDA

Maggie Fox, managing editor for technology and health care at National Journal

Tags: sunscreen , FDA , Maggie Fox , National Journal

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 08:38pm EDT

FDA sends Delta warning over rodent excrement on plane

Inspectors found some pretty disgusting stuff on board a plane recently, and it was bad enough to prompt a warning.

Tags: Delta Airlines , rodent excrement , Ashley Black ,

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

Ready for another warning?

Dave Ross, commentator

Tags: Dave Ross , Yellow 5 , food coloring

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:45pm EDT

Are weight loss drugs being assessed unfairly?

Obesity may be a major health threat with few effective treatments, but new weight loss drugs failed to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration this month.

Tags: Contrave , weight loss , Dr. Domenica Rubino , Washington Center for Weight Management and Resear , obesity

Sunday - 02/27/2011, 03:13pm EST

Get shots for the flu, zinc (maybe) for the common cold

When flu season arrives, most health professionals recommend getting flu shots. But for colds, some researchers are -- again -- claiming that zinc might help.

Tags: zinc , The Cochrane Collaboration , cold , common cold , Zicam , Evan Haning

Monday - 02/21/2011, 03:44pm EST
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