Struck by a Duck? A Look into the Curious World of Medical Codes

Over the past 10 years, the healthcare industry has been engulfed by a sea of data. By some estimates, an average hospital’s electronic health record (EHR) system generates more than 665 terabytes of data every day.1 Data is collected from clinician–patient interactions, lab tests, radiological images, diagnoses, treatment protocols, medical costs, insurance payments, and more. At … Continued

Striking Down Migraine Headaches Before They Start

Reading about migraines is enough to give anyone a headache. Not only is migraine the sixth most prevalent non-fatal condition in the world and the second most common cause of disability (low back pain still tops the list),1 it ranks as the number one cause of years lived with disability (YLDs) in individuals under the age … Continued