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Biden pushes cancer research data-sharing, threatens to pull funds from outliers

Biden pushes cancer research data-sharing, threatens to pull funds from outliers

By Shannon Muchmore  |  June 29, 2016

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.

New program certifies healthcare providers as IT experts

By Joseph Conn  |  June 29, 2016

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.

McKesson plans to divest tech business

McKesson plans to divest tech business

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 28, 2016

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.

Beyond the EHR money pit

Beyond the EHR money pit

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 25, 2016

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.

Theranos (or at least its story) goes Hollywood

Theranos (or at least its story) goes Hollywood

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 18, 2016

A brilliant and beautiful young billionaire. A fast-rising startup with a disruptive medical technology. Allegations the company's product doesn't work. Federal investigations.

Innovations: Connecting to patients with mobile tech

Innovations: Connecting to patients with mobile tech

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 11, 2016

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 continues buying spree with Peak Health Solutions

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 07, 2016

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. weighs separation from its IT unit

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

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.

Former CEO of Playboy will lead eHealth exchange

Former CEO of Playboy will lead eHealth exchange

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 04, 2016

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.

Georgia hospitals and physicians plug new clinical data exchange

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 25, 2016

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.

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