Government & Policy

21st Century Act poised for Senate action

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., at a press conference promoting the 21st Century Cures Act. (Photo courtesy of the House Energy and Commerce Committee)

By 10:26 am December 05, 2016
Sprawling health bill expected to pass the Senate.
21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Centuries Cure would provide the National Institutes of Health with $4.8 billion to help advance President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, the "Cancer Moonshot" spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden and Obama's BRAIN Initiative.

By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm December 01, 2016
The largest healthcare-focused legislation since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains $6.3 billion in provisions that will fund federal agencies and help speed the arrival of diagnostic tools and disease therapies.
21st Century Cures Act
By Jeff Lagasse 07:42 am December 01, 2016
The bill allocates billions in new funding for Precision Medicine, Cancer moonshot and BRAIN initiatives and includes provisions to bring new medicines to market is also expected to pass the Senate next week. 
By Henry Powderly 11:32 am November 30, 2016
We'd like to hear from our audience of healthcare industry professionals about their feelings on the new healthcare leadership.
VA artificial intelligence precision medicine

Flow Health CEO Alex Meshkin said the organizations will work together to improve disease detection, diagnosis, treatment and management. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:18 am November 29, 2016
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs signs five-year deal with San Francisco-based Flow Health to apply AI in making care plans personalized.
Trump HHS CMS heads

Georgia Rep. Tom Price called for 90-day reporting under meaningful use, pushed to delay ICD-10 and proposed plans to replace Obamacare. 

By Henry Powderly 09:38 am November 29, 2016
Rep. Tom Price will lead Health and Human Services while Mike Pence ally and Indiana consultant Seema Verma will spearhead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 
Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Governor Chalie Baker

By Mike Miliard 03:51 pm November 28, 2016
A new public-private partnership comprising more than 30 healthcare experts will advise the administration on ways technology can help improve healthcare quality across the Commonwealth and increase job growth.
21st Century Cures Act
By Kaiser Health News 02:59 pm November 28, 2016
The latest version of the bill would increase funding for the NIH, including for enhanced brain, cancer and precision medicine research. And it would allocate an additional $1 billion to address the opioid crisis. 
UMass Amherst settles HIPAA
By Bernie Monegain 09:52 am November 23, 2016
Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights found that the university lacked a firewall, which allowed a remote access Trojan to infiltrate the network and potentially expose PHI of 1,670 individuals.
ProofPilot digital health
By Jack McCarthy 09:32 am November 23, 2016
The platform, featuring 10 new templates, reduces the barrier to conducting scientifically valid studies on digital health tool, fitness regimens, dietary programs, wellness efforts and others, the company said. 

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