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Hot, sleepless nights will get more common with climate change

People in the US stand to lose sleep as the climate warms – and those in hotter countries will be harder hit …read more Source:: New Scientist

By |May 26th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

News from other sources…

Medical devices are at risk of being hacked, drug approvals bounce back in 2017 after a slow 2016, and drinking moderately may not be as good for you as you …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |May 26th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

5 health IT reactions to the proposed HHS budget cuts

President Donald Trump’s proposed $4 trillion budget for next year calls for a $15.1 billion reduction for HHS, an approximately 18% spending cut. Those cuts will reverberate across the health …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |May 26th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Unreliable wearable data puts physicians in a bind

A new study shows wearable fitness trackers provide inaccurate measurements, but that’s not stopping patients from asking physicians to integrate that data into their medical care. A recent study reviewed …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 26th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

AHCA uncertainty has some health IT startups drifting away from providers

Patients, providers and payers are expected to feel the brunt of the GOP’s reform bill. But potential reforms are also generating uncertainty that is trickling down to the health IT …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 26th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

House wellness bill would limit precision medicine initiatives, policy researchers say

A House bill that would allow wellness programs access to genetic data would create problems for a precision medicine initiative that aims to voluntarily collect health information from 1 million …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 26th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

AHIP urges Senate to stabilize individual market and adequately fund Medicaid

AHIP President Marilyn Tavenner reiterated health insurers’ need for certainty on the future of the individual market as they determine their 2018 rates. The federal deadline to submit those rates …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |May 25th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

AHA, NRHA lead calls for more federal support to expand broadband to rural health providers

Healthcare providers, payers and two large healthcare associations want more federal funding to improve high-speed internet access that will support cost-saving telehealth and digital health initiatives. In letters to the …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 25th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

Trump’s budget would add $313M to medical device user fees, but Congress is unlikely to follow through

President Donald Trump wants to increase FDA medical device user fees by more than $300 million in 2018, a move that has raised muted concern—and some bewilderment—from the digital health …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 25th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

MGH doc: To make EHRs less burdensome, focus on value-based payments

Widespread implementation of EHRs has left the majority of physicians spending more time at a keyboard than with patients. A massive shift toward paying for value over volume could relieve …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 25th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments