Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday stressed the importance of research data-sharing and affordability in cancer treatments as goals for his Cancer Moonshot initiative. He also threatened to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results.
Osteopathic physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and others working in medical informatics are closer to obtaining certification as informatics experts, a role that's become increasingly important as Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement is more closely tied to data and metrics.
After a tough year of losses and cost-cutting, McKesson Corp. is looking to divest its technology business in a joint venture with Change Healthcare Holdings.
Demands for constant upgrades to already-installed electronic health record systems are slowing investment in other important digital technologies like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and online billing.
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Plano, Texas-based Vivify Health's software platform allows clinicians to monitor and check in with patients at home. The highest-risk patients are provided with a tablet, while others access the tools through their own devices.
AMN Healthcare has added to a recent string of acquisitions by buying Peak Health Solutions this week. In January, the staffing giant completed the purchases of B.E. Smith and Healthsource Global Staffing.
McKesson Corp. may be weighing a separation of its information technology unit as it works to contain costs and refocus on its core drug distribution business, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Scott Flanders, 59, is the new CEO of eHealth, a private health insurance exchange based in Mountain View, Calif. The company, which had $190 million in revenue last year, serves as an online broker to help people sign up for individual-market and Medicare plans.
Dr. Paul Tang, 62, is the new VP and chief health transformation officer at cognitive computing venture IBM Watson Health.
A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia.
Two groups of health IT experts say the massive Precision Medicine Initiative will require the application of existing and new health information exchange standards and the creation of new privacy protections.