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Edward Marx, who took over as CIO of Cleveland Clinic on September 1, discusses his goals for the role and how to use technology for patient-centric care.
Mayo, CDS vendor join to provide medical guidance for lab tests | Health Data Management
The Mayo Clinic and the National Decision Support Company are creating an online tool for giving clinicians EHR-integrated guidance when ordering lab tests.
98point6 pulls in $19.5M for chat-only telemedicine platform | Mobihealthnews
98point6's app is a chat platform for patients to text with providers without first making appointments. For now, the service is free for patients.
Safety, quality and clinical practice
Senator pushes for hospital inspections to be made public | The Wall Street Journal
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley wants hospital inspection reports to publicly available. "The Joint Commission appears to be unable to aggressively enforce the necessary standards on all facilities," the Republican wrote in a letter to federal regulators.
Forty-one state attorneys general issued subpoenas to get information from opioid manufacturers such as Endo International Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Teva Pharmaceuticals about opioid painkillers. "Our subpoenas and letters seek to uncover whether or not there was deception involved, if manufacturers misled doctors and patients about the efficacy and addictive power of these drugs," said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
In other news
Price's private-jet travel breaks precedent | Politico
Last week, HHS Secretary Tom Price took five private-jet flights for business travel. On one trip, a commercial flight would have cost between $447 and $725 per person, while the private flight cost Price's group of about 10 people $25,000.
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