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Report: Interoperability does not affect EHR buying decision

Healthcare research firm KLAS reports that healthcare providers remain strongly concerned about interoperability of technology from various vendors and "strongly encourage better coordination among vendors, timely location of patient records and greatly improved parsing...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Wearable monitors measure heart rate, body temperature and other health indicators. For the first time, a flexible, wearable sensor can collect data about multiple chemicals in body sweat. The device could help people monitor conditions like dehydration and fatigue in real...

source: The New York Times

The genome-editing technique known as CRISPR allows scientists to clip a specific DNA sequence and replace it with a new one, offering the potential to cure diseases caused by defective genes. For this potential to be realized, however, scientists must find a way to safely...

source: MIT News

A British researcher has received permission to use a powerful new genome editing technique on human embryos, even though researchers throughout the world are observing a voluntary moratorium on making changes to DNA that could be passed...

source: The New York Times

U.S. regulators approved a new once-daily pill for the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus made by Merck & Co. Inc., which said it will sell the drug at a lower list price than its competitors. The list price for Zepatier will be $54,600 for a 12-week regimen, which...

source: Reuters

The FDA has approved an extended-release, orally-disintegrating tablet, Adzenys XR-ODT, for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children ages 6 and up, as well as in adults. According to the drug company, Neos Therapeutics,...

source: Psychiatry Advisor

Obamacare’s third annual enrollment period for health insurance is officially almost over. Americans who do not have access to employer-sponsored health insurance, are self-employed, or have been dumped into the individual marketplace...

source: Forbes


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