New law enables New York clinicians to access patient data for minors via state HIE | Healthcare IT News
Care providers participating in HEALTHeLINK, a regional health information organization serving Western New York, can now access health data for patients who are between 10 and 17 years old, as long as those minors' parents or legal guardians have signed consent forms.
RNA-Drug Startup RaNA Enters A Race With A Unicorn | Forbes
It's the latest biotech contest in Cambridge, Ma.: “tiny” RaNA Therapeutics, which has raised a “mere” $100 million, just entered the same swimming pool as one of biotech's biggest unicorns: Moderna, the mysterious startup that has raised $1.9 billion from eager partners and investors at a recent valuation of $5 billion.
A New App Technology taking over the Health Care Industry and Making Our Lives Simpler | Huffington Post
This new app technology is making traditional office visits, long waits and repetitive forms a thing of the past. With everything from food to your next date available from your phone, it only makes sense that your doctor is as well.
Amendment 2 is law. But most Floridians still have to wait to get medical marijuana | Miami Herald
The passage of Amendment 2 by an overwhelming margin in November changed Florida's constitution to allow more people to use higher-strength medical marijuana as of Tuesday. But don't expect to be able to ask your doctor for a weed prescription this week — or even this month.
The CDC's New Quarantine Rule Could Violate Civil Liberties | The Atlantic
On August 15th, with little fanfare, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took steps to improve its ability to deal with infectious outbreaks. The agency proposed a new rule that would expand its powers to screen, test, and quarantine people traveling into or within the United States, in the event of a crisis like the historic Ebola outbreak of 2014.