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Intel artificial intelligence cancer
By Jack McCarthy 09:39 am March 16, 2017
Company officials said the competition offers a total of $100,000 for three winners, with first place taking $50,000. 

HHS Secretary Tom Price called the American Health Care Act "much better than what's out there now," and said it will give every single American affordable insurance. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:01 am March 16, 2017
The Health and Human Services head contended Americans want the administration to grant more control over Medicaid to states and drive down costs so people can afford the coverage they want. 
Russian officers Yahoo hacking

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the United States will vigorously prosecute cyberattackers.

By Bernie Monegain 12:59 pm March 15, 2017
A grand jury indicted two Russian Federal Security Service officers, a Russian resident and a Kazakh national for directing, aiding and paying criminal hackers.
M.D. Anderson president resigns
By Bernie Monegain 11:48 am March 15, 2017
Ronald DePinho said he will return to his passion for translational science and continue to focus on the cancer moonshot.
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.

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