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Posted:
Jun 24, 2015

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Deirdre

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Does your medical office need a social media policy?

Even if your medical office doesn’t participate in social media, odds are that the majority of office employees use social media in their personal lives.

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Jun 3, 2015

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Emily

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CMS opens claims database to private innovators

Entrepreneurs and other private-sector innovators will soon, for the first time, have access to voluminous federal healthcare data stores, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday. This reverses a longstanding rule that researchers could not use CMS data for commercial...

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Posted:
Oct 16, 2014

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Maggie

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Tweeting for and Against Public Health Policy

Background:In January 2014, the Chicago City Council scheduled a vote on local regulation of electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. One week prior to the vote, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a series of messages about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) through its...

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Posted:
Jul 8, 2014

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Maggie

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HealthCare.gov site stumps 'highly educated' millennials

Millennials who struggled to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov have some simple advice for the Obama administration: Make the website more like Yelp or TurboTax.

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Posted:
Jun 18, 2014

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Maggie

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U.S. FDA proposes social media guidelines for drug industry

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued proposed guidelines for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for posting information on social media networks and correcting misinformation posted by others. The long-awaited guidance would effectively limit the amount of product...

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