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USA - NIH releases strategic plan for data science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its first strategic plan for data science as it seeks to upgrade the storage, management, and standardization of data produced by NIH-funded biomedical data scientists. The strategy will address the interoperability, integration and increasing cost of data management, and introduce a new position of NIH Chief Data Strategist.  

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International - WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity

Worldwide, one in five adults remain physically inactive. The WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity shows how countries can reduce physical inactivity by 15% by 2030. It recommends a set of 20 policy areas to create more active societies by improving recreational environments and opportunities for exercise.

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Canada - Change in health care use after coordinated care planning: a quasi-experimental study

Conducted in southern Ontario’s Hamilton-Niagara region, this study investigated whether 600 patients with a coordinated care plan differed in their use of health care (number of ER visits, inpatient admissions, and length of hospital stays) compared with a control group of patients with no care plans. Results showed care plan beneficiaries had fewer ER visits but found no significant difference in admissions to, or length of stay in hospital.

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