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FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration cancer research

Flatiron CMO Amy Abernethy, MD, said doctors are limited to making clinical decisions based on data from small studies. A joint effort with the FDA hopes to change that for certain cancers. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:28 am May 25, 2016
The new initiative will focus on gleaning insights into the care and treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst HHS privacy and security CISO

Intermountain CIO Marc Probst said that strategy is the key to defending against cybercriminals and urged Congress to make sure HHS has a coordinated effort in place. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:02 am May 25, 2016
The chief information officer and CHIME board chair testified that it is vital for Health and Human Services to institute a coordinated plan for protecting data and systems against cyberattacks.  
Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Donald Trump Medicare for More campaign
By Susan Morse 10:42 am May 25, 2016
The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign proposal would make uninsured Americans eligible for Medicare at age 50 or 55. Whether that will be financially advantageous is a matter of some debate. 
Veterans Affairs VA CVS Minute Clinics

In a new test program, Veterans can visit one of 14 CVS Minute Clinics in the San Francisco Bay area and receive free care for certain conditions and medications and the VA will reimburse CVS for the treatment. 

By Kaiser Health News 09:44 am May 25, 2016
Struggling with long wait times, the Veterans Affairs Health Care System is trying something new: a partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain to offer urgent care services to more than 65,000 veterans. The experiment begins today at the VA’s operations in Palo Alto, California.
CISO privacy security compliance HIPAA data breaches ransomware malware
By Bill Siwicki 02:13 pm May 24, 2016
With big issues on CISO plates, including malware, application security, cloud security and others, a new study from cybersecurity staffing firm SilverBull found that salaries are on the rise, with the highest up from $380,000 in January 2016.

In his book, Abraham Nussbaum, MD, laments a time gone by in the practice of medicine.

By 01:13 pm May 24, 2016
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
medical device security cybersecurity data breaches Diabetes Technology Society DTSec
By Jessica Davis 10:54 am May 24, 2016
The public platform, DTSec, contains a set of security performance requirements to prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.
Medical University of South Carolina Philips patient monitoring patient engagement

The Medical University of South Carolina is an embarking on an 8-year plan to improve patient monitoring to provider more informed diagnostic and treatment services. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:29 am May 24, 2016
In a $36 million contract with Philips, the hospital system is working to improve the collection and management of patient data to standardize clinical practices and enable interoperability with other systems.
patient engagement wearable-as-a-service

iBeat's smartwatch-like device tracks heart activity and can send alerts should any irregularities occur. 

By Tom Sullivan 10:02 am May 24, 2016
Practice Fusion veterans, including former chief executive Ryan Howard, on Tuesday announced a new company called iBeat. The startup is working to create a device that will continuously monitor a user’s heart activity, the company said. Howard called the emerging offering a wearable-as-a-service.
interoperability ONC Precision Medicine

Advisors to ONC, which resides within Health and Human Services headquarters, suggested that ONC make accommodations for President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative within the Interoperability Roadmap. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:18 am May 24, 2016
The advisory committee said that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT should accelerate the definition and standards for President Obama's PMI and Patient-Generated Health Data. 

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