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Improvements Needed in Data and Monitoring of Clinical Productivity and Efficiency

A GAO report on VA clinical quality measures finds that existing data collection efforts do not monitor all clinical services, and do not accurately reflect clinical workloads and staffing levels.

Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured, CBO Says

The CBO estimates that the Senate bill to repeal the ACA will increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, a small improvement over the House version of the bill, which was estimate to increase the number of people without insurance by 23 million.

Oklahoma doctor charged with murder for prescribing opioids that killed her patients

A doctor in Oklahoma is being charged with five counts of second-degree murder after prescribing a combination of opioid painkillers, Xanax, and muscle relaxers that directly contributed to five overdoses.

Launching the Biden Cancer Initiative

Former VP Joe Biden announces that he is launching the Biden Cancer Initiative, a venture that focus on developing and driving implementation of solutions to improve cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

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