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News Brief | July 16, 2019

Practice Transformation Tech, data partnerships could transform care delivery As health care costs consume nearly a fifth of the U.S. GDP, policymakers, payers and consumers are looking to technology and other innovations to “deliver the right amount of care, at…

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News Brief | July 9, 2019

Practice Transformation First AI-created flu vaccine to be tested in U.S. A computer program called Sam invented the drug combination for a flu vaccine that will be tested in the U.S. this year. Researchers in Australia provided the artificial intelligence…

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News Brief | July 2, 2019

Practice Transformation Team care model tested in precision medicine pilot Fifty patients enrolled in a Stanford Health Humanwide pilot submitted genetic samples, wore wearable monitoring gear and participated in visits with a “Primary Care 2.0” provider team for a year.…

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News Brief | June 25, 2019

Practice Transformation Doctors need data to enable precision medicine Physicians want to know what works and what doesn’t, but it’s not easy to get to the data to inform true precision medicine. A patient with both heart failure and lupus,…

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News Brief | June 18, 2019

Practice Transformation Technology, pharma connect for better outcomes As technology takes on a larger role in development and delivery of new medications, the strength of collaboration between two formerly distinct worlds is critical. Shared goals and genuine mutual respect form…

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News Brief | June 11, 2019

Practice Transformation Past ONC chiefs support proposed health IT regs Six people who formerly served as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology unanimously support proposed new regulations for better health IT interoperability and simpler patient access to their records. In…

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News Brief | June 4, 2019

Practice Transformation VA on path to cure 100,000 of Hep C Dr. David Shulkin, former secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, counts the successful program to cure hepatitis C in the veteran population as one of the VA’s big…

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News Brief | May 28, 2019

Practice Transformation Prescription use drops slightly The percentage of Americans who take any prescription drug has dropped slightly, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers say the slight drop—from 48.3% to 45.8%--may represent…

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