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Albert Einstein Montefiore NIH

Researchers ElizabethWalker (left) and Judith Wylie-Rosett are on a mission to improve the health of people with diabetes.

By Bernie Monegain 10:32 am December 09, 2016
The providers will create a new facility to employ interventions tailored to the specific patient population, along with an initiative to reduce obesity.
Flow Health Alan Meshkin

Flow Health CEO Alex Meshkin

By Tom Sullivan 07:29 am December 09, 2016
Alex Meshkin explains the emerging company's plan to let the VA's 22 million patient records data speak for itself, and then tackle disease problems based on what it tells them.
OCR HIPAA audits on-site

Senior advisor Linda Sanches said that OCR is using the audits to find risks and vulnerabilities that might not otherwise know about. 

By Tom Sullivan 11:52 am December 07, 2016
HHS Office for Civil Rights said the chances of getting audited are slim, but officials offered advice about what they're looking for when they do conduct an assessment.
Trump data security healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:42 am December 07, 2016
Notwithstanding his cryptic if not contradictory stances on the Affordable Care Act, President-elect Donald Trump has a detailed platform on cybersecurity.

AHA President and CEO Richard J. Pollack, left, and FHA President and CEO Charles N. Kahn are urging President-elect Donald J. Trump and Congressional leaders to think twice about repealing Obamacare.

By Bernie Monegain 08:57 am December 07, 2016
The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals are warning President-Elect Trump and top leaders in the House and Senate that repealing Obamacare is likely to spell disaster for healthcare.
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.

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