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Feb 12, 2016

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Emily S

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Pharma gets data for discounts

With the mounting price of drugs, the pharmaceutical industry has taken to subsidizing patients’ costs through copay cards and patient assistance foundations. In return for the discounted or free drugs, the companies request patient data. The drug companies say they’re using the information to...

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How Facebook 'likes' could dent ISIS's recruiting efforts

Terrorism is a very real threat no matter where you happen to live, and the individuals looking to brainwash new recruits often find them online. The fight against ISIS is happening everywhere, including social networks, and a counter-speech solution has been found in an industry that might...

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Why Social Media Turns to Images to Help Us Cope With Tragedy

After the San Bernardino shooting, an image started picking up steam onFacebook and other social networks: a picture of abear hugging the state of California. Though it has the twee aesthetic of a heartfelt millennial meme, it’s actually a drawing from 1913, off a set of sheet music for the state...

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Posted:
May 4, 2015

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Emily S

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Obama Administration Report Slams Digital Health Records

The Obama administration took vendors of electronic health records to task for making it costly and cumbersome to share patient information and frustrating a $30 billion push to use digital records to improve quality and cut costs.

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Mar 13, 2015

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Emily S

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Mental Health Providers Look For Federal Incentives To Go Digital, Too

John Duggan, a mental health counselor in Silver Spring, Md., pays for an electronic health record system to keep track of his patients. He started using the cloud-based system five years ago to eliminate paper and make his practice more efficient.

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Jan 19, 2015

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Maggie

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Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2015

1. Crossing the aisle for cures. Kicking off 2015 will likely be the release of a draft of the 21st Century Cures legislation the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee has been developing under the leadership of Chairman Fred Upton and Representative Diana DeGette.

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