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Core Functionality in Pediatric Electronic Health Records

AHRQ publishes a report calling for pediatric-specific functionality to be included in EHRs, including more advanced medication ordering tools, immunization tracking systems, and data sharing between family member records.

IBM’s Watson to guide cancer therapies at 14 centers

14 cancer institutes across the US and Canada will use IBM’s Watson computer to help oncologists create cancer treatment plans based on a  tumors genetic.

US attorney subpoenas records related to Health Connector

The federal government has subpoenaed records related to the Massachusetts health insurance exchange following a failed go-live that resulted in the site being scrapped and a new site being built. Federal investigators have not yet disclosed why the records were requested or whether an investigation is underway.

Experts Criticize World Health Organization’s ‘Slow’ Ebola Outbreak Response

An independent report criticizes the WHOs response to the Ebola outbreak, saying the organization failed to seek outside support in a timely manner and claiming that there is “strong, if not complete, consensus that WHO does not have a robust emergency operations capacity or culture.”

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