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All of Us program NIH
By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm January 02, 2018
The National Institutes of Health’s Genomic Working Group said researchers should build the program in a systemic way before reaching the planned 1 million participants.
CMS policy on texting patient information
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pm January 02, 2018
The policy outlined now mirrors the current position of the Joint Commission, which underwent its own series of flip-flops on the subject in 2016.
American Health Information Management Association president Diann Smith

Diann Smith is the new American Health Information Management Association president.

By Bernie Monegain 03:33 pm January 02, 2018
Diann Smith of Texas Health Resources takes the post as the American Health Information Management Association also elected several other new officials.
Updated HHS privacy framework breaks from HIPAA
By Jessica Davis 12:51 pm January 02, 2018
Though the agency said it tried to align with HIPAA as much as possible, the framework blocks info sharing despite care coordination benefits.
Microsoft, Google invest in precision medicine startup DNAnexus

Major tech vendors are making moves into genomics, bioinformatics and precision medicine.

By Bernie Monegain 12:25 pm January 02, 2018
Company will use the $58 million round of financing to advance its cloud-based platform for genomics and biomedical datasets.
OurHealth uses Medicaid data

Indiana partnerships present data and insights to work on better health outcomes in the state at the MidWest Fall Tech Conference. Credit: Twitter

By Bill Siwicki 11:56 am January 02, 2018
The organization won a HIMSS Indiana Chapter Hackathon, finding where ER visits could have been treated in the primary care setting and offering guidance for all healthcare organizations.
opioid policy
By Jessica Davis 11:36 am January 02, 2018
The legislation will also limit the number of opioids prescribed to patients for acute pain.
Precision medicine
By Bernie Monegain 01:58 pm December 29, 2017
Health systems, researchers, startups, app developers and EHR makers are all taking critical roles in growing the promise of precision medicine.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 01:10 pm December 29, 2017
A look back at what happened and how it shaped the future of AI, cognitive computing and machine learning for 2018 and beyond.
icd-11 World Health Organization
By Tom Sullivan 11:04 am December 29, 2017
Even if the World Health Organization finalizes ICD-11 in May, it will take years for U.S. doctors to start using the next classification system.

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