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Compliance as Code: Automate Compliance Using Open Source Technology

Sponsor: Red HatPrimary topic: Privacy & SecurityTopic: Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR)Government & PolicyPriva…

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Healthcare.gov hit with data breach impacting 75,000 people

The federally run health insurance marketplace has been hit with a data breach impacting 75,000 individuals, the Centers for Medicare & Med…

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To garner support for Medicaid, adopt 'the Virginia way,' says Gov. Ralph Northam

To expand Medicaid, the Virginia governor made an effort to ensure state legislators knew how their constituents would benefit. Evidence sh…

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FCC chairman sees big potential with intersection of broadband and telemedicine

Primary topic: TelehealthPrimary Topic: Connected HealthAdditional Topics: TechnologyTelehealthPolicyTelehealthTechnologyTel…

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Genomic analysis offers insight into 2018 Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak

Findings helped inform Nigeria’s public health response.

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FDA, DHS to increase collaboration on medical device security and framework

The Food and Drug Administration and Department of Homeland Security signed a memorandum of agreement to improve coordination around medica…

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Consumer-facing Medicare plan tools are inaccessible and inaccurate, experts say

Medicare Plan Finder frustrates many seniors, and there's a lot of confusion over what star ratings mean, said multiple speakers at AHIP's…

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Moody's: Children's hospitals outperform adult hospitals even as expenses rise

A new report from Moody's Investors Services said children's hospitals in the U.S. will continue to hold their financial advantage about…

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Researchers identify immune culprits linked to inflammation and bone loss in gum disease

Microbiome-triggered Th17 cells switch from protective to destructive; may be potential treatment targets.

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Sequoia Project launches new public-private interoperability initiative

The Sequoia Project is opening up a new front on its push to solve interoperability. As a public-private collaboration comprising experts f…

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‘Medicare-for-all’ compounds Medicare’s current problems, Verma says

Echoing her boss’s op-ed last week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma devoted an unusually long time in…

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Trump administration’s push for prices in drug ads facing a likely legal fight 

The Trump administration wants drug companies to put their list prices in television ads, but whether that policy is something it can actu…

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UnitedHealth plans to roll out a new EHR offering for consumers and providers by the end of 2019

UnitedHealth CEO David Wichmann told investors during an earnings call on Tuesday that the company is preparing to launch a "fully individu…

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Michigan CEO pleads guilty in $300M opioid fraud scheme

Authorities said the CEO of a pain clinic was allegedly involved in a scheme to illegally distribute opioids and used the proceeds for luxu…

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Send us your nominations for Fierce 15 awards

Do you know an influential startup that's flying under the radar? Tell us how they are changing the healthcare industry as we know it by No…

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Trump administration to require drug companies to include prices in television ads 

The Trump administration is planning to force drug companies to include the list price of their products in direct-to-consumer advertising…

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Telehealth company HealthRight charged in $1B fraud scheme

The CEO of the telemedicine company HealthRight was charged alongside several compounding pharmacies for a $1 billion fraud scheme that bil…

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Trump administration revisits moral and religious exemptions for birth control coverage

A final rule sent to OMB on Thursday resurfaces a contentious regulation that loosened "moral exemptions" for birth control coverage under…

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Medical device vendor disables internet updates over hacking risk, FDA alerts

The Food and Drug Administration issued a cybersecurity alert on two Medtronic devices that could allow a hacker to hijack the software upd…

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Medicaid, CHIP enrollment could plummet if Trump administration finalizes 'public charge' rule

Anywhere from 2.1 million to 4.9 million children and adults could discontinue their enrollment, a trend that would have countless public h…

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National Health IT Week 2018: Here’s what was said on social media

National Health IT Week 2018 happened around the country and, as usual, plenty of conversation took place in face-to-face events, inside th…

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AcademyHealth, HIMSS partner on Health Datapalooza

HIMSS and AcademyHealth announced they will collaborate to strengthen public-private partnerships and advance policy through year-round act…

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NIH programs shed light on gene variants and their connections to health and disease

ClinGen and ClinVar address major obstacles to genomic medicine.

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HHS enlists HIMSS Healthbox to reduce innovation barriers by engaging investment community

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working with Healthbox, a HIMSS innovation company, to reach out to investors and…

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Leveraging IT for better health outcomes – recent developments in Singapore

The IT journey in clinical systems in Singapore dates back to the 1980s and by the early 2000s, two distinct electronic medical record (EMR…

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How Penn Medicine is redesigning its EHR for a new era of care

Penn Medicine is pursuing a new initiative it says will innovate electronic health records for 21st Century medicine. The goal, officials s…

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Scientists develop novel vaccine for Lassa fever and rabies

The inactivated recombinant vaccine candidate uses a weakened rabies virus vector.

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Grassley calls for Federal Trade Commission to examine hospital, insurer contracting

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is calling for the Federal Trade Commission to examine "potentially anticompetitive cont…

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Walgreens and LabCorp to open 600 in-store testing sites

Walgreens plans to partner with diagnostics giant LabCorp to open at least 600 testing centers inside Walgreens retail locations over the…

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Payer Roundup—Trump rails against Medicare-for-all; Medicare paying nursing facilities more for rehabilitation

The president attacked a Medicare-for-all proposal in an opinion column on Wednesday, and the senator who introduced that bill hit back. Pl…

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