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Johnson & Johnson Announces Formation Of Verb Surgical Inc., In Collaboration With Verily

Google’s newly renamed life sciences division, Verily, partners with Johnson & Johnson to build a new, independent robotic surgical solutions company.

Connect for Care

In an ONC blog post, National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH calls on health IT stakeholders to back her vision for a connected health information ecosystem by focusing on consumer access, information blocking, and adopting national interoperability standards.

The Health of Obamacare

The Wall Street Journal dissects the impact ACA has had on the cost of care in the US and its resulting benefit to patients. The article highlights a reduction in the overall number of uninsured citizens but also points out that the ACA establishes a financial system that looks “more like welfare for the medical-industrial complex than support for the needy.”

Introducing OpenAI

A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs donates $1 billion to establish OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company that will work on projects that are “most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return.”

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  1. Karen DeSalvo should write the fantasy-land version of Health IT for Disney. She is the leader of ONC who is completely tone deaf to the front line providers. Man can she use puffery language. Her visions are delusions of grandeur. Karen, listen to me, as front line providers, we are drowning out here in MU and PQRS, etc regulations, onerous requirements, conflicting rules, etc. Please stop for one minute today and consider that you have damaged and disenfranchised a majority of physicians with all these regulatory requirements of EHR. It will NOT be a learning health system if only 8 percent of physicians are participating. Let doctors be doctors and end this meaningful use nightmare you started.







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