Posts Tagged ‘public health’

Post-Market Surveillance Of Drug Safety

This is the final post in our brief series on drug safety. If you missed any of the previous posts, here are the links: Why Monitoring Adverse Events And Drug Safety Signals Matters What Exactly Is An “Adverse Drug Reaction?” The Role Of Signal Detection In Drug Safety What Pharmacovigilance Means And Why It Matters […]

What Pharmacovigilance Means And Why It Matters

Pharmacovigilance, or the practice of monitoring the effects of medicines after they have been released for commercial use, was expanded in 2002 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to include signal detection as a way of improving patient care and improving the overall health and safety of the general public. Today, pharmacovigilance activities should also […]

Social Media Experiments & Public Health. To be or not to be?

So, I’m guessing you heard about the “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks“, no? That’s the official title for the Facebook study published in The Proceedings of National Academy of the United States of America that you’ve likely already heard about. In this study you have a Facebook data scientist Adam Kramer […]

New Tools for Managing a Public Health Crisis

Public health is defined as the science of protecting, improving, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of societies, organizations, public and private, communities, and individuals. In one of our most recent white papers, The HIT Trifecta, we highlighted the most important component of managing public health: data. This was done by […]