"We had to demonstrate that we can do genomic testing reliably and reproducibly and that we have procedures in place that are robust and compatible with clinical testing," said Olivier Elemento, associate director of the Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

By Bernie Monegain 10:40 am July 21, 2016
Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine say the new genome sequencing test to detect mutations can guide precision cancer treatment with more than 95 percent accuracy.
HHS Starbucks care models
By Jack McCarthy 07:04 am July 21, 2016
While new models of care have emerged, none are easily replicable. That’s challenging in an industry where spending is uncertain but providers and policymakers can look to the most expensive patients as an opportunity to drive innovation.  
Philips Wellcentive population health
By Bill Siwicki 03:44 pm July 20, 2016
Wellcentive complements Philips’ health IT portfolio with cloud-based IT systems to manage clinical, claims and financial data to help providers deliver care that meets new quality requirements and reimbursement models, Philips said.
Analytics big data Rock Health

Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantHealth held an intitial public offering that brought in $1.5 billion.

By Bernie Monegain 11:12 am July 20, 2016
Population health management, EHRs and biosensing technologies were also among the top investment areas.
Paul Ryan Carson Lucifer RNC

House Speaker Paul Ryan said America needs to reform its healthcare system to give consumers more choices. (Source: Gage Skidmore.)

By Tom Sullivan 10:27 am July 20, 2016
Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Jr., Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and other Republicans chipped away at Hillary Clinton on healthcare during the RNC.
database hackers end breaches
By Bill Siwicki 07:17 am July 20, 2016
William Yasnoff, MD, has developed a personal grid format that can prevent hackers from accessing an entire database full of patient records. Hospitals or IT vendors can use the tactic – for free – to force cybercriminals to decrypt one record at a time.
HHS HIPAA limited
By Bill Siwicki 07:11 am July 20, 2016
Health and Human Services said in a new report to Congress that current regulations are not keeping pace with consumer engagement tools, including fitness trackers, social media, mobile health apps and wearables.
Google DeepMind medical records
By Bill Siwicki 06:58 am July 20, 2016
Google’s artificial intelligence technology is working on health issues but its reliance on large troves of health data has some CISOs, physicians and patients concerned.
Cigna CareAllies analytics
By Susan Morse 03:10 pm July 19, 2016
The insurer said its new subsidiary will work with health systems to create necessary core capabilities for alternative payment models or to hone those already in place for more effective physician alignment and clinical integration. 

"The apps that these challenges will produce have the potential to spur real-world improvements for individuals and clinicians throughout the health system," said Principal Deputy National Coordinator Vindell Washington, MD.

By Mike Miliard 11:07 am July 19, 2016
The Consumer Health Data Aggregator and Provider User Experience challenges focus on easing access to information for patients and clinicians, using open APIs and the FHIR interoperability standard.  

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