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AHA patient access medical records
By Bernie Monegain 09:09 am July 22, 2016
The American Hospital Association found that providers are enabling patients to conduct more tasks online, including paying bills, contacting their provider, and scheduling appointments.
By Mike Miliard 11:14 am July 21, 2016
HHS and VA have made huge investments in infrastructure and cybersecurity. With its massive EHR modernization project the DHA is also opening its purse strings.

California’s registry, run by the state Department of Public Health, has amassed data on more than 4.5 million cancer patients since it began collecting information in 1988.

By Kaiser Health News 11:01 am July 21, 2016
Researchers in California regularly use a database to search for trends, confirm potential cancer clusters and identify disparities in screening and outcomes.
Ransomware
By Jack McCarthy 10:57 am July 21, 2016
Researchers propose tactics for preventing ransomware attacks and learning from them when they do occur, based on NIST’s cybersecurity framework. 
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence delivers a speech at the Republican National Convention on July 20 in Cleveland, Ohio. Pence has drawn criticism from the left and the right for various health care stances. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Kaiser Health News 10:52 am July 21, 2016
As a congressman, Pence was an early advocate for defunding Planned Parenthood.

"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.
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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.

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