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FDA medical device approval
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm December 11, 2017
The framework would use more modern criteria, allowing comparisons to standards more in line with the tech being evaluated, according to Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
LinkedIn job growth report

At a growth rate of 650 percent, data scientists are in-demand according to a new report from LinkedIn.

By Tom Sullivan 03:27 pm December 11, 2017
Healthcare outpaced all other industries in job growth for freelancers while finishing second to staffing when it comes to non-freelancers.
Philips acquires VitalHealth
By Mike Miliard 03:01 pm December 11, 2017
Co-founded by the Mayo Clinic, the company develops tools outcome measurement, patient engagement, care coordination and analytics.
prescription drug monitory program

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm December 11, 2017
The agency believes a nationwide prescription drug monitoring program could be more effective in helping providers identify patients who are potentially abusing or misusing opioids.
Walgreens NewYork-Presbyterian telemedicine
By Bill Siwicki 01:38 pm December 11, 2017
Walgreens is now offering access to NewYork-Presbyterian emergency physicians through its in-store medical kiosks. CVS has done the same with the Cleveland Clinic.
cvs aetna merger with Epic analytics
By Mike Miliard 01:04 pm December 11, 2017
The deal holds big promise for analytics, interoperability and pop health, while other organizations are already contemplating ways to make use of retail health data.
Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center breach

Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center in New Jersey. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:11 pm December 11, 2017
New Jersey’s Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center at least was able to regain patient files from an offline backup.
Oklahoma health department data breach

Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:30 am December 11, 2017
While Oklahoma’s DHS informed its clients within a few months of finding the April 2016 breach, the department failed to report the breach to U.S. Health and Human Services.
future-proofing population health
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By Intel 10:04 am December 11, 2017
Healthcare providers tackle the top three population health challenges
By Jessica Davis 04:21 pm December 08, 2017
The group’s proposal would base measure reporting on claims data, rather than criteria tracked in EHRs under meaningful use.

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