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Epic Systems’ $600-plus million contract with VA will hold, officials say

A VA spokesman confirms that Cerner will replace only the agency’s EHR, and confirms that Epic’s $624 million contract to implement an appointment scheduling program for the VA is not in jeopardy.

Health Inequalities in the U.S.: A Good Target for our Work

Former FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD discusses his new role at Verily and his perspective on how to consistently translate the potential of new technology into better health

This new smart pill reminds you to take your medicine

Rush University Medical Center (IL) pilots Proteus Digital Health’s smart pill sensor, one that is added directly into traditional pills. The sensor detects when the pill has been ingested, and then sends a signal updating an app with medication adherence data.

MIT and Harvard’s Biosensing Tattoos Will Change Color When You’re Dehydrated

A team of researchers from MIT and Harvard develop a proof of concept tattoo ink that changes color based on metabolism changes in the body, allowing a tattoo to act as a low glucose or dehydration indicator.

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Reader Comments

  • ex epic: At the 55:00 minute mark, he says re: asking for more money to connect community providers ... "We don't anticipate that...
  • Vaporware?: What Cerner sells and what Cerner does are two different things. When (if) Cerner and its CommonWell customers ever ...
  • kevin: Professor Reinhardt deserves the requiem shout out if nothing else but for his most oft quoted paper title, "It's the Pr...
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  • Calling Senator Bill Cassidy: In this hearing, VA officials ask for $780 million to implement an EHR that - IN THEIR OWN WORDS - will not be interoper...

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