The Nightmare of Extracting and Interpreting Blood Pressure Data

Posted by Nicole Buechler on Mar 27, 2019 10:08:00 AM


Medical record data is full of hidden gotchas that a data professional can stumble into. My favorite example is Blood Pressure.

What Is Blood Pressure?

Blood Pressure is a measurement of force exerted by the heart on blood in order to move it through the body. It is a key indicator of heart health, made up of two measurements: Systolic Pressure (the pressure inside your blood vessels when your heart beats) and Diastolic Pressure (the pressure inside your blood vessels when your heart rests between beats). In its informative form, Blood Pressure is displayed to clinicians like this:

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Topics: Data, Engineering

npm Packaging Part 1: Thinking About Publishing A Package?

Posted by Nathan Walston on Feb 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

This is the first installment in a series exploring publishing npm packages. The goal is to walk through publishing everything from a simple, dozen-or-so lined node module to a relatively complicated react component library with typescript & flow definition files and pretty import paths.

npm has been around since 2010, allowing JS engineers to publish javascript modules for distribution. As the default package installer for Node.js it received adoption as node grew in popularity, and with more recent javascript tooling has allowed for the explosion of JS as one of the most far reaching programming languages.

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Topics: Engineering