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‘So much is at stake’: Academics call for release of data behind controversial Canadian fluoride study

When the editor-in-chief of a highly reputable American medical journal decided to publish a potential bombshell study from Canada hinting that pregnant women who drink fluoridated water risk subtly damaging their child’s brain, he braced for the blowback. He imagined anti-fluoridationists would sink their teeth into it and wave it as more proof of the… Read More »

Health IT advisory group targets price transparency, data security with eye toward 2020

Dive Brief: A key HHS advisory committee unanimously passed a slate of recommendations Wednesday for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, including a model linking the inclusion of data elements in a national health dataset to milestones and not a timeline as previously proposed, and ranking interoperability standards priorities. The Health IT… Read More »

ECRI’s top health tech hazards for 2020 include EHR errors, alert fatigue, missing MRI data

For its new annual assessment of healthcare technology dangers, the nonprofit safety group ECRI Institute points to misuse of surgical staplers as the top hazard. But a few major health IT risks also round out the list. WHY IT MATTERSECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020 is meant to keep healthcare leaders informed about… Read More »