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Data Points: One budget gives, another looks to take away

Data Points: One budget gives, another looks to take away

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 17, 2018

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.

NIH research program will tap Fitbit data

NIH research program will tap Fitbit data

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 07, 2017

As part of the All of Us research program, 10,000 volunteers' health indicators will be tracked by Fitbits, as the device straddles the line between consumer product and healthcare technology.

AHRQ's potential move to the NIH could strengthen its work

AHRQ's potential move to the NIH could strengthen its work

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 22, 2017

The Trump administration's 2018 budget proposed to merge the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with the National Institutes of Health. Experts say the move could benefit AHRQ if the consolidation is done right.

Merry Xmas NIH—Here's your 0.1% additional raise

Merry Xmas NIH—Here's your 0.1% additional raise

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 13, 2016

The 21st Century Cures Act signed by President Obama Tuesday has been ballyhooed as a major boost for NIH and cancer and brain research. But a closer look at the numbers reveals how little it offers—at a potentially high price.

Innovations: Integrating diabetic eye screenings with primary care

Innovations: Integrating diabetic eye screenings with primary care

By Erica Teichert  |  October 29, 2016

A company called Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems, or IRIS, has developed a cloud-based platform and image-enhancement technology that connects primary-care physicians with optometrists and ophthalmologists who can read eye exam images taken during a normal doctor visit.

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