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UC Riverside telemedicine Genentech

Clinicians at the University of California Riverside will use videoconferencing tools, such as Polycom RealPresence, to connect patients with a doctor. 

By Heather Mack 09:30 am March 15, 2017
With a grant from Genentech, UCR will use the program to determine whether it can effectively substitute in-person appointments with virtual visits for people with Multiple Sclerosis. 
Trump FDA pick Gottlieb
By Susan Morse 09:08 am March 15, 2017
Scott Gottlieb, who served in the FDA under President George W. Bush, is a board member on several big pharma companies and an investor in medical startups. 
Medicaid expansion Harvard economist

Katherine Baicker of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said that Americans with insurance coverage are better off but there is no way to expand Medicaid and reduce costs. 

By Bill Siwicki 08:07 am March 15, 2017
Expanding Medicaid coverage in Oregon increased the use of care services and improved overall health while diminishing financial strain on patients. Here’s what healthcare executives and policymakers around the country can learn from the experiment.
By Jessica Davis 05:18 pm March 14, 2017
Two Advisory Board research leaders discuss the current state of precision medicine – and what it will take for genomics to become part of routine care.
Mount Sinai Apple ResearchKit
By Heather Mack 03:26 pm March 14, 2017
Researchers found that using mobile apps enabled them to recruit more participants and capture unique data they otherwise would not have been able to. 
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm March 14, 2017
A new report from ECRI Institute says suboptimal EHR management and CDS implementation pose safety risks to patients. It also raises concerns about patient identification and clinical process improvement activities.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma

By Henry Powderly 12:13 pm March 14, 2017
The consultant, a close ally of Vice President Mike Pence from their days in Indiana, replaces former CMS chief Andy Slavitt, who has been an outspoken opponent of Republican proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act.
By Jessica Davis 11:49 am March 14, 2017
The backup drive contained a trove of EHR data, including Social Security numbers and insurance policy details.
NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Steven Corwin

NewYork-Presbyterian CEO Steven Corwin explained that America has to decide if healthcare is a right or a privilege. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:43 am March 14, 2017
Corwin calls for keeping the individual mandate and taking care of poor people to help the insurance market function.
Democrats CBO GOP health plan

HHS Secretary Tom Price downplayed the Congressional Budget Office projections about the American Health Care Act. But Democrats and industry associations spoke out against the legislation. 

By Jack McCarthy 08:54 am March 14, 2017
Congressional Budget Office estimate that the Republican plan would save $337 billion but leave 24 million uninsured sparks federal debate about who the bill would really help. 

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