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Editorial: The medical imperative for data-sharing

Editorial: The medical imperative for data-sharing

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 25, 2017

Bryce Olson, a 47-year-old Intel marketing executive wants to link medical records from across the U.S. and the world into a vast virtual warehouse for research.

The 2016 Year in Review: Public health

The 2016 Year in Review: Public health

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 17, 2016

The sheer scope of the opioid crisis—as well as the geographic and demographic changes in the kinds of people affected—propelled a landmark policy shift toward treating addiction as an illness rather than a crime.

The 2016 Year in Review: Winners and losers

The 2016 Year in Review: Winners and losers

December 17, 2016

Turbulent times always produce winners and losers, and the 2016 elections, MACRA, the 21st Century Cures Act and the general pace of change in the healthcare industry created plenty. Here are just a few.

The 2016 Year in Review: Information technology

The 2016 Year in Review: Information technology

By Joseph Conn  |  December 17, 2016

Cyber-insecurity mounted in 2016 as a series of high-profile attacks signaled the dark side of the federal government's huge push to provide every American with an electronic health record.

The 2016 Year in Review: Drugs and devices

The 2016 Year in Review: Drugs and devices

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 17, 2016

Insurers, providers, policymakers, employers and consumer groups spent much of 2016 blasting the pharmaceutical industry's pricing of prescription drugs.

Curing Medicare's hospital readmissions penalties

Curing Medicare's hospital readmissions penalties

By Elizabeth Whitman and Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 17, 2016

Nestled within the 996 pages of the 21st Century Cures Act that President Barack Obama signed into law last week is a change to the way hospitals are judged when patients are unnecessarily readmitted.

Could a provision in the Cures Act help stabilize the ACA exchanges?

Could a provision in the Cures Act help stabilize the ACA exchanges?

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 16, 2016

At the very end of the 996-page 21st Century Cures Act, buried behind sweeping legislation to speed up cures for cancer and fight the opioid crisis, is a little provision that could drive enrollment in the individual insurance market.

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