Information technologyHHS secretary expresses concern on bill allowing employers to demand genetic tests | STAT
President Trump's top health official suggested that there would be “significant concerns” with a House bill that would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing, but said the administration had not yet examined the issue.
Cerner COO: Changes in healthcare will fuel growth, hiring | Kansas City Business Journal
Cerner Corp. plans to hire 16,000 associates in the next decade, COO Mike Nill said Thursday at the grand opening of its Innovations Campus.
Medical devices and equipmentMedical device group breaks ranks, backs GOP healthcare overhaul | The Boston Globe
Groups representing doctors, nurses, hospitals, and consumers have all lined up against the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, arguing that the proposed changes being debated in Congress would eliminate health care coverage and benefits for millions of Americans. But one group conspicuously absent from the ranks of the opposition has been the organization representing medical device makers, a large sector in Massachusetts, which last week came out in support of the GOP alternative, the American Health Care Act.
PharmaceuticalsPharma executives aren't excited about Trump's plans to ease FDA regulation | Fortune
U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to roll back government regulations at least 75% is causing anxiety for some pharmaceutical executives that a less robust Food and Drug Administration would make it harder to secure insurance coverage for pricey new medicines.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceSoda loses its U.S. crown: Americans now drink more bottled water | The Wall Street Journal
Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda. It's a shift that decades ago might have seemed unthinkable—that consumers would buy a packaged version of something they could get free from a tap.