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Morning Headlines 5/16/16

Rethinking MACRA, a follow up

BIDMC CIO John Halamka revisits his earlier analysis of MACRA.

Google’s NHS deal does not have regulatory approval

The partnership between Google’s artificial intelligence unit, DeepMind, and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust does not have ethical or regulatory approval from the NHS, according to an investigative report from New Scientist.

Tor Founder: Your Medical Records Are The Next Big Target For Hackers

Speaking at a conference on cybercrime, Paul Syverson, co-creator of the anonymous web browser Tor, predicts that “Medical identity theft is poised to take over as the primary form of identity theft.”

Study assesses performance of direct-to-consumer teledermatology services

A study evaluating the clinical quality of teledermatology services finds significant issues, including incorrect diagnoses, treatment recommendations that contradict guidelines, and prescriptions that were issued without a discussion about possible side effects.