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  • What will augmented and virtual reality technology do for healthcare?
    Healthcare IT News: Augmented reality, the technology behind this summer's popular game app, Pokémon GO, and virtual reality – popularized by the Oculus Rift gaming headset – are poised to reshape patient therapy and medical training, some say."…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 11:54am -
  • Billing company hit with first-ever penalty by HHS in Medicare case
    Modern Healthcare: The owner and operator of a New Jersey billing company will pay a $100,000 penalty after submitting fraudulent Medicare claims for diagnostic tests that were never conducted, marking the first such penalty for a billing company fro…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 11:53am -
  • Lawmakers grill Mylan CEO over EpiPen steep price increases
    Reuters: U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday blasted steep price increases for Mylan's EpiPen emergency allergy treatment as they grilled the company's Chief Executive Heather Bresch at a congressional hearing. The House Committee on Oversight and Government…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 11:51am -
  • New ONC chief Vindell Washington, MD: 'Time to pivot toward information sharing'
    Healthcare IT News: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has seen its influence and agenda-setting power evolve somewhat over the past decade, but one thing is clear, said its newest chief, Vindell Washington, MD: The agency has helpe…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 11:53am -
  • Michigan's alternative Medicaid expansion showing signs of success
    Modern Healthcare: Michigan's alternative approach to Medicaid expansion is showing early signs of success, a new audit reveals, with the vast majority of participants saying they've gained coverage and are now healthier.Under the Healthy Michigan Pl…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 11:52am -
  • Senate Is Set to Vote on Zika and Government Funding
    The New York Times: WASHINGTON — After an unexpected delay, the Senate is scheduled to vote on Tuesday to advance a bill to keep the government’s lights on and to help fund the fight against Zika, while paving the way for Planned Parenthood’s p…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Sep 16, 11:51am -
  • FDA grants accelerated approval to controversial muscular dystrophy drug
    The Washington Post: After months of advocacy and speculation, the Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to the first treatment for a rare form of muscular dystrophy. The decision pitted the passionate testimony of patients…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 11:41am -
  • Generic drugmakers tout competition bill as pressure builds to tackle drug costs
    Modern Healthcare: The generic drug industry, responding to public anger over big price hikes for some generic products, is calling for action on a bipartisan Senate bill it says would increase the number of cheaper generic drugs and reduce U.S. drug…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 11:41am -
  • In Briefing with Trade Press, Dr. Vindell Washington Affirms ONC’s Data Sharing Priorities
    Healthcare Informatics: During a small gathering with health IT trade press on Sept. 19, Vindell Washington, M.D., newly-appointed National Coordinator for Health IT, reiterated the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) overarchi…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 11:40am -
  • HHS gives $87 million to boost health center IT
    Healthcare IT News: More than 1,300 health centers across the U.S. and its territories will be given $87 million for information technology enhancements, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Sept. 15.The funding is earmarke…
    - 9 days ago, 16 Sep 16, 11:35am -