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By Mark Scrimshire, Entrepreneur-in-Residence
On Friday, May 8, 2015 - 9:43am

Mark Scrimshire is part of the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The program brings together talent from within and outside government to tackle high priority issues in health, health care, and the delivery of human services.  This is Mark’s second blogpost in this EIR series documenting his project and experience. Read more »
By Winifred K. Rossi, Deputy Director, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, National Institute on Aging
On Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:59am

Data from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) are now available to qualified researchers through HealthData.gov. Data were released in early April and can be accessed by completing the online registration and application processes at the following SWAN website.
SWAN is an active multi-site, multidisciplinary, longitudinal study of women’s health. The study was initially funded in 1994 by the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Nursing Research, and the Office of Research on Women’s Health, all part of the National Institutes of Health. SWAN’s overall goal is to describe the biological, behavioral, and psychosocial characteristics that occur during midlife and the menopausal transition. SWAN focuses on the impact of menopause on age-related chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, bone loss and osteoporosis, as well as physical and cognitive functioning. Read more »
By Niall Brennan, Chief Data Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
On Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 2:42pm

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  (CMS) has announced the release of new data on Medicare Part D prescription drugs prescribed by physicians and other healthcare professionals in 2013.   The data set contains privacy-protected information from over one million distinct health care providers who collectively prescribed approximately $103 billion in prescription drugs and supplies paid under the Part D program.  
 
The data characterizes the individual prescribing patterns on health providers that participate in Medicare Part D for over 3,000 distinct drug products.  For each prescriber and drug, the dataset includes the total number of prescriptions that were dispensed which includes original prescriptions and any refills and the total drug cost. 
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By Allyn Moushey, Policy Advisor, HHS IDEA Lab
On Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:54am

Since early this fall, the Department of U.S. Health and Human Services’ (HHS) IDEA Lab has been exploring why there appeared to be a lack of innovation with information and communication technology for underserved populations.
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By David Portnoy, HHS Entrepreneur-in-Residence
On Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 4:35pm

David Portnoy is a part of the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The program brings together talent from within and outside government to tackle high priority issues in health, health care, and the delivery of human services.  This is David’s first blogpost in this EIR series documenting his project and experience. Read more »

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