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Can Social Informatics Improve Social Determinants of Health Data?

September 2020 EHRIntelligence; Social informatics could be the answer to some of healthcare’s social determinants of health (SDOH) data problems, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).   The rise of value-based reimbursement has led the medical field to increasingly recognize the importance of meeting not …

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Researchers say Hong Kong man is first confirmed to have Covid-19 twice — but more research is needed

August 2020 CNN; A 33-year-old man living in Hong Kong had Covid-19 twice this year, according to preliminary research out of China.  The pre-print study — which the University of Hong Kong said on Monday has been accepted to publish in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases — found that the man’s second case of …

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Remdesivir, the only FDA-authorized drug for COVID-19, may not significantly improve outcomes, a study found

August 2020 BusinessInsider; Remdesivir is as close to famous as an antiviral treatment gets. The drug is the only one that has gotten emergency authorization from the FDA as a coronavirus treatment.  Gilead Sciences began developing remdesivir as a treatment for Ebola in 2009, and though it was never approved …

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