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The dawn of precision medicine has begun, ONC says
By Tom Sullivan 11:15 am April 12, 2017
Agency says pilots at Harvard and Intermountain, as well as work with NIH and FDA, are already advancing the goal of accelerating scientific discovery for personalized treatment plans.
Mick Mulvaney

OMB Mick Mulvaney briefed members of the press Tuesday about lifting the across-the-board hiring freeze that would now allow certain agencies to hire more people, while others would have to make cuts.

By Bernie Monegain 11:12 am April 12, 2017
HHS, along with other departments across the board, may have to do more with less.
Trump effect on health IT

Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services with President Donald Trump, Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office of the White House.

By Henry Powderly 10:29 am April 12, 2017
Venrock 2017 Healthcare Prognosis finds industry is rankled by policy uncertainty, but that won’t stop companies from forming.
HL7 moves FHIR closer to interoperability for precision medicine
By Tom Sullivan 08:28 am April 12, 2017
Health Level 7 genomics co-chair points to use cases in place today that other hospitals can adopt to advance precision medicine.
Tell us: How can EHRs be fixed?
By Henry Powderly 03:33 pm April 11, 2017
As complaints, especially from physicians, continue to mount, we'd love your ideas for making the platforms better.
By Bernie Monegain 02:49 pm April 11, 2017
IBM breaks down the much-hyped technology for healthcare and other industry executives looking to better grasp what the tech can do.

Roger Severino speaking during an interview as a staff member from the Heritage Foundation in 2015.

By Jessica Davis 02:39 pm April 11, 2017
Echoing sentiments from LGBT groups made when the OCR director was hired in March, a group of Democratic Senators is denouncing the appointment.
sean parker cancer project

Photo via @Twitter

By Bill Siwicki 02:07 pm April 11, 2017
Test developed by Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy may determine if patients will respond to treatment.
Cerner replaces Soarian EHR
By Bernie Monegain 12:55 pm April 11, 2017
New Jersey health system will deploy Cerner Millennium EHR, revenue cycle, population health management tools.
Amazon and Merck use Alexa voice solutions
By Tom Sullivan 12:37 pm April 11, 2017
Amazon and Merck are putting $250,000 on the line for innovators that use Alexa voice solutions to make Type 2 diabetics’ lives better.

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