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21st Century Cures Act produces winners and losers

21st Century Cures Act produces winners and losers | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Even this bipartisan bill, which the House approved by a landslide and which the Senate is expected to pass Tuesday, leaves a trail of winners and losers.
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21st Century Cures bill looks to improve HIT

21st Century Cures bill looks to improve HIT | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Arguably the most potent new provision of the proposed law references the rather wonky concept of data blocking, redubbed “information blocking.”
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AMA endorsement of Trump health secretary spurs backlash

AMA endorsement of Trump health secretary spurs backlash | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
The AMA swiftly endorsed Tom Price, Donald Trump's pick to guide health policy. Liberal doctors were furious, exposing a deep political divide among MDs.
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After he was gone, a shy man comes to life in words left behind

After he was gone, a shy man comes to life in words left behind | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Stephen Wheeler was a manufacturing specialist by trade and a shy man by nature. After he died, his family learned what he meant in the lives of others.
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What Tom Price, HHS pick, believes about medicine

What Tom Price, HHS pick, believes about medicine | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Donald Trump's pick to lead HHS will shape how doctors care for patients, how drugs are approved, and what medical research the governments funds.
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21st Century Cures would require pharma to post policies on experimental drugs

21st Century Cures would require pharma to post policies on experimental drugs | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
The bill responds to complaints that drug makers make it difficult for patients and their physicians to sort out the process for gaining access to medicines
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Why the FDA Wants More Control over Some Lab Tests 

Why the FDA Wants More Control over Some Lab Tests  | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
The FDA finds that many so-called laboratory-derived tests may actually harm patients
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AMA Adopts Principles to Promote Safe, Effective mHealth Applications | American Medical Association

AMA Adopts Principles to Promote Safe, Effective mHealth Applications | American Medical Association | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
The AMA adopted a list of principles to guide coverage and payment policies supporting the use of mobile health applications and associated devices
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Why billion-dollar biotech deals are often just a mirage

Why billion-dollar biotech deals are often just a mirage | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
STAT analyzed nearly 700 biotech deals and found just 14 percent of the announced value was paid upon signing. The bulk of the money may never materialize.
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Scientists Can Now Deliver Medicine by Controlling Bacteria


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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 28, 7:31 AM

Now we can talk to cells via walkie-talkie... sort of.

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Drug side effects have led to increased ER visits in older Americans

Drug side effects have led to increased ER visits in older Americans | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Across all age groups, the drugs most often causing side effects that sent people to an ER were the same ones identified a decade ago.
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High prices for some leukemia drugs will make them less cost-effective

High prices for some leukemia drugs will make them less cost-effective | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
The annual cost of managing chronic lymphocytic leukemia is projected to rise to $5.1 billion by 2025, up from $740,000 million in 2011.
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AMA releases guidance on safe, effective use of digital health devices

AMA releases guidance on safe, effective use of digital health devices | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
The new AMA policy comes as digital health devices are increasingly being used by patients to promote wellness. Yet, the devices are unregulated, rarely covered by insurance, and can be compromised.
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Universal health IT pain points include elusive ROI | FierceHealthcare

Universal health IT pain points include elusive ROI | FierceHealthcare | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
After traveling around the world, Beth Israel CIO John Halamka concludes that health IT pain points are the same wherever you go. The CIO of Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center offers up several examples, including this reality check: Healthcare technology investments may never earn a financial return. But is there hope for ROI on the horizon?
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Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs

Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Immunotherapy drugs have been hailed as a breakthrough in cancer treatment, but doctors are finding that what makes them effective is also what poses serious risks.
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21st Century Cures Act, major biomedical bill, passed by House

21st Century Cures Act, major biomedical bill, passed by House | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
The legislation, which now heads to the Senate, could speed new medicines to market and authorize an additional $4.8 billion in spending for research.
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Pioneer of BRCA cancer gene testing slams rivals with overblown claims

Pioneer of BRCA cancer gene testing slams rivals with overblown claims | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Myriad Genetics disparages its competitors for alleged mistakes in interpreting BRCA gene tests, but STAT found the company's claims were overstated.
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Trump selects Seema Verma, a Medicaid cost-cutter, to helm CMS

Trump selects Seema Verma, a Medicaid cost-cutter, to helm CMS | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
President-elect Trump's pick to run the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is best known for her work revamping Medicaid in Indiana.
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Surgeon and vocal critic of ACA, Rep. Tom Price to be named HHS secretary

Surgeon and vocal critic of ACA, Rep. Tom Price to be named HHS secretary | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Price, an orthopedic surgeon from a heavily conservative district outside Atlanta, is a staunch ACA critic and is one of the few Republicans to have a plan to replace President Obama's signature law.
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Intel reportedly laying off much of wearables group; shelving new Basis device

Intel reportedly laying off much of wearables group; shelving new Basis device | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
According to a report from TechCrunch, Intel is laying off a large portion of its wearable group. The original report indicated that this meant the company is pulling away from wearables, but Intel denied that in a statement.
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Juno and the FDA screwed up. People died. What now?

Juno and the FDA screwed up. People died. What now? | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Let’s say it plain and simple: Juno Therapeutics $JUNO and the FDA screwed up and patients died. The day ahead of Thanksgiving, Juno managed to once again stun its investors with the news that its lead CAR-T, JCAR015, killed two people.
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Republicans reach deal on Cures Act, but Democrats pushing for changes

Republicans reach deal on Cures Act, but Democrats pushing for changes | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
Republican congressional leaders announced a deal on legislation to speed drug and device approvals, but Senate Democrats are still pushing for changes.
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Can Genalyte achieve what Theranos touted?

Can Genalyte achieve what Theranos touted? | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
With $36 million in new funding, San Diego-based Genalyte is carrying the torch for simplified diagnostics, developing a finger-prick blood test that can deliver results in just minutes.
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Patient deaths halt study of new approach to treating cancer

Patient deaths halt study of new approach to treating cancer | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
In a major blow to a new approach to treating cancer, two patients taking an experimental therapy from Juno Therapeutics have died from brain swelling.
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Is President-elect Trump an existential threat to digital health?

Is President-elect Trump an existential threat to digital health? | Health IT, Precision Medicine, Digital Health | Scoop.it
MedCity News takes the pulse of healthcare stakeholders to know whether the future of digital health is imperiled under a Trump administration.
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