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New Compact Helps Physicians Obtain Multiple State Licenses

The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission begins accepting applications from providers seeking cross-state licensure from one of 18 participating states. The new licensing agreement is expected to ease legislative burdens on providers offering telemedicine services.

Medication errors in hospitals don’t disappear with new technology

The Pittsburg Post-Gazette reports on medication errors at Pennsylvania hospitals that were, at least in part, attributed to EHRs.

The US ACA Individual Market Showed Progress In 2016, But Still Needs Time To Mature

Standard and Poor issues a forward-looking report on insurer performance in individual markets, noting “we expect insurers, on average, to get close to break-even margins in this segment in 2017,” but cautions that 2018 and beyond are uncertain given potential legislative changes and pending legal battles.

Case giving entrepreneurs a hand, with help from MIT

Mark Chance, vice dean for research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, launches a program to mentor hopeful healthcare-focused entrepreneurs through the process of starting a company. The program is based on an MIT program that has mentored more than 2,500 participants since its 2000 launch.

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