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Using EHRs to Predict Stroke Risk? New Study Shows Promise

Each year, according to data from the American Stroke Association, almost 800,000 people across the United States experience a stroke. What’s more, strokes are responsible for approximately one out of every 20 annual deaths, killing almost 130,000 people. They also account for about $33 billion in annual health care spending, per the Centers for Disease […]

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Using PDMP to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Michigan

It’s difficult to find a part of the United States that hasn’t been touched by the opioid addiction epidemic. According to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, more than 33,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2015. What’s more, each day approximately 91 Americans […]

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AMA Launches Enhanced Mapping Tool that Identifies Underserved Areas

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just released an enhanced version of its free geospatial mapping tool that can help identify gaps in patient access to health care. First launched in 2014, Health Workforce Mapper shows the availability of different types of health care professionals at the state, county, and metropolitan area levels. It also […]

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