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GOP replacement plan

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan proposed the Republican's Obamacare replacement plan dubbed "A Better Way." Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Susan Morse 02:50 pm June 23, 2016
The Kaiser Family Foundation investigated the potential impact of capping Medicaid payment rates and found that states and health systems may end up stuck with the bill when beneficiaries cannot pay. 

With more than 61,000 employees, Northwell Health is New York's largest private employer. Health system leaders realized that its highly mobile workforce needed instant access to workplace tools, content and information.

By John Andrews 02:04 pm June 23, 2016
New York's largest private employer embraces a 'mobile intranet' to keep thousands of far-flung, previously 'digitally disconnected' staffers in the loop.
By Jessica Davis 11:02 am June 23, 2016
HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has named new members to both the Health Information Technology Standards Committee and the Health Information Technology Policy Committee.
interoperability ER overuse

Sutter Delta Medical Center is one of the hospitals participating in a Bay Area effort to reduce emergency room visits when appropriate. 

By Mike Miliard 10:57 am June 23, 2016
Sutter, Alameda Health System and others to share real-time patient data via a portable health record called PreManage ED, to help redirect frequent flyers.
Harvard Barbara McNeil

Barbara McNeil, MD, has been with HMS since 1974, and a full professor since 1983, with appointments in radiology and clinical epidemiology.

By Bernie Monegain 10:47 am June 23, 2016
McNeil, a professor in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, founded Harvard’s healthcare policy department in 1988.
VA VistA EHR mHealth
By Jonah Comstock 09:22 am June 23, 2016
Inspector General found that Veterans Affairs used money allocated for medical services to build a suite of mHealth apps and enhance its electronic health record, in a preliminary and thus far unpublished report.
Trend Micro ransomware

New software on the market is designed to help organizations avoid and eradicate ransomware. Photo: Wikimedia

By Tom Sullivan 07:56 am June 23, 2016
New software and services are tailored for ransom attacks. Will more security vendors follow suit or build anti-ransomware functionality into existing malware tools? 
Medicare Fraud Strike Force

Source: Wikimedia

By Jeff Lagasse 03:42 pm June 22, 2016
The defendants, 61 of them clinicians, are being charged with various crimes, including conspiracy, violations of anti-kickback statutes, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.
IBM Watson cognitive computing
By Bernie Monegain 03:15 pm June 22, 2016
The supercomputer will be used to mine insights from ‘previously invisible’ unstructured imaging data and combine it with other information to make personalized care decisions that also impact broader patient populations.

"As the Human Genome Project has ushered in a new era in precision medicine, the Human Vaccines Project has the potential to enable a new era of vaccine and immunotherapeutic development against some of the world's most pressing diseases."

By Jessica Davis 10:58 am June 22, 2016
Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center have begun recruiting volunteers to participate in a clinical trial that will decode the immune system through the immunome – the genetic backbone of the immune system.

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