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Black mothers are 300% more likely to die from a cause related to pregnancy or childbirth than white women. They're also more likely to due from the same conditions as white women with those conditions.
Science's data secrecy problem | Politico
Researchers often keep their data private, spurring a movement to get research to be published outside of paywalls. More than 16,000 researchers have agreed not to publish in Elsevier, which has pricey paywalls.
Digital behavior change platform wins VA contract for treating PTSD | Mobihealthnews
Potentia Lab has contracted with the VA's Center for Innovation to develop its behavior-changing platform on which veterans will receive PTSD treatment through "positive psychology."
Allscripts CEO Paul Black claims the EHR vendor will pull ahead of the pack in 2018 | Healthcare IT News
"Healthcare is going – I think – to get turned upside down over the next five years because of the power that the consumer has at their fingertips and the demands they will make on an industry that is in some cases ready for it," Paul Black said.
Medicare reimbursement was a small fraction—$28.75 million—of CMS' total budget of $990 billion in 2016. This limited reimbursement has slowed adoption of both telehealth and remote patient monitoring. But next year, CMS will add a new code for remote monitoring technologies.
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Isaly, who founded the largest and most powerful biotech hedge fund, OrbiMed Advisors, is leaving his post after Stat reported sexual misconduct allegations against him. Isaly didn't comment about the allegations.
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