Incoming HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell reorganizes the Healthcare.gov management team in preparation for the 2014 open enrollment period, beginning in October.
BMJ publishes an article calling out evidence-based medicine practices as being laden with unintended, negative consequences. The article cites an overabundance of evidence, particularly evidence that does not result in meaningful quality gains, as well as the pharmaceutical industries heavy handed influence on research, and evidence-based medicine’s inability to cope with patients with comorbidities.
The FDA publishes draft guidance confirming that it will not enforce regulations on Medical Device Data Systems, which are define as hardware or software products that transfer, store, convert, or display medical device data.
The Huffington Post profiles BlueButton, calling it a means for veterans to download all of their VA and DoD medical records so that they can skip the unacceptable waiting lines at the VA and seek care elsewhere.