Google helps ER docs to predict flu trends
Google may be able to help doctors anticipate when they'll get a surge in the number of patients they see with flu symptoms. A team of doctors, based in Baltimore, relied on Google Flu Trends, a service that tracks the number of flu-related Internet searches. In an article this month in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, those doctors describe how data from Google Flu Trends stacked up against conventional systems to track the spread of flu.
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- NFP Hospitals' Revenue Growth at 'All-Time Low'
- Transforming Cancer Care
- Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus
- Interventional Radiology No Longer a Sub-Specialty
- Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- MA an Insurance Proving Ground for Providers
- Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US