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How the Trump admin wants to make health care more competitive

December 6, 2018


HHS, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury in a 119-page report recommend reforms across the U.S. health care market to promote choice and competition.

The 10 signs of 'BS' in health care, according to Wharton economists

December 5, 2018


A special report by University of Pennsylvania health care economists suggests the health care industry suffers from an "acute" problem with "deceptive, misleading, unsubstantiated, and foolish statements"—otherwise known as health care "BS."

How to care for a celebrity patient, according to physicians

December 4, 2018


Two Cedars-Sinai physicians offer their advice on how to provide care for high-profile patients, including how to handle media inquiries, when to consider treating a patient under an alias, and how to ask for donations after care is provided.

Here’s HHS’ new strategy for cutting down the burdens of EHRs

December 3, 2018


The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and CMS collaborated on a draft strategy aimed at reducing the administrative and regulatory burdens clinicians encounter when using health IT and electronic health records.

Amazon just took a leap into the $7B EHR industry

November 28, 2018


Amazon Web Services is selling a new language processing service designed to mine unstructured medical data from electronic health records to extract information on diagnoses, medical dosages, symptoms, and other health-related details.

Google is advancing an 'AI-powered assistant for nurses and doctors'

November 21, 2018


DeepMind's leaders have announced that its health care team will move under Google to help them become the "[artificial intelligence (AI)]-powered assistant for nurses and doctors everywhere."

Gawande: Why doctors 'viscerally, volubly hate' their EHRs

November 19, 2018


Electronic health records are supposed to make doctors' workdays easier, but instead, they have reached "a point where people in the medical profession actively, viscerally, volubly hate their computers," Atul Gawande writes in the New Yorker.

Many top hospitals aren't meeting requirements to let patients access their medical records, study finds

October 29, 2018


Many top-ranked hospitals do not comply with federal and state regulations for completing patient requests for their medical information, according to a study published earlier this month.

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