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  • newStates ask Congress to intervene on drug prices
    St. Louis Dispatch: WASHINGTON • Medicaid chiefs from red and blue states are urging Congress to stem the cost of revolutionary new drugs for hepatitis C, cancer, and other diseases.In a letter Tuesday to key congressional committees, the National…
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:17pm -
  • newONC: DeSalvo Will Maintain Leadership at Agency, Focus on Ebola
    Healthcare Informatics: Despite stepping away from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to be part of the Ebola response team, Karen DeSalvo, M.D. will maintain her leadership at the agency, according to an ONC blog post on Tues…
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:01pm -
  • newAMA unwraps mapping tool to locate caregivers
    Government Health IT: The American Medical Association on Wednesday announced Health Workforce Mapper.The interactive tool illustrates the geographic locations of the healthcare workforce in each state, including health professional shortage areas, h…
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • newThreat of Lawsuit Could Test Maine's Quarantine Policy
    The New York Times: A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone was headed for a legal showdown with the State of Maine on Wednesday over whether the state can quarantine her against her will.The dispute is heightening a national debate over…
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • newWill the Supreme Court accept the Obamacare subsidy challenge Friday?
    Modern Healthcare: The U.S. Supreme Court justices are scheduled on Friday to discuss whether to accept a case with the potential to severely disrupt health coverage for millions of Americans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. If t…
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:59am -
  • newObama Says U.S. Can’t Seal Itself Off in Ebola Fight
    Bloomberg: President Barack Obama, for the second consecutive day, warned that travel bans and quarantines won’t stop Ebola, and said the U.S. must keep sending health workers to “snuff out” the disease at its West African source.
    - 22 hours ago, 30 Oct 14, 11:58am -
  • In Ebola response, Obama's 'czar' stays behind the curtain
    Reuters: It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:21am -
  • Why Big Data in Healthcare is Still Moving So Slowly
    Healthcare Informatics: With the rollout of the pay-for-performance model in U.S. healthcare, healthcare leaders are now realizing that having data at their fingertips to make decisions of all kind will be necessary. From both a business and clinical…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:20am -
  • DeSalvo to juggle ONC, Ebola work
    Healthcare IT News: When Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell snagged national coordinator Karen DeSalvo to help in the Ebola fight, neither entity said whether DeSalvo would return to ONC or stay on as acting assistant secretary at HHS…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:20am -
  • CT: Connecticut Tries to Find Middle Path On Ebola
    The New York Times: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut, seeking to avoid the public criticism over stringent and still-shifting Ebola quarantine policies that has buffeted his counterparts in New York and New Jersey, affirmed a case-by-case approac…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 1:19am -