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Morning Headlines 7/8/15

Checking on your doctor? Even feds’ database is flawed

CMS’s National Provider Identifier database, which was developed to provide patients with a way of researching physicians, is found to contain tens of thousands of errors and mismatched provider identification numbers. 

With $2.1B in digital health funding, first half of 2015 is keeping pace with 2014

Rock Health publishes its mid-year digital health funding report. Investments in health IT have mirrored the amounts seen in 2014, with an uptick in later stage funding rounds and M&A activity.

Delaying Certain Penalties Relating to Meaningful EHR Use By

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) proposes an amendment to the 21st Century Cures Act that would delay Meaningful Use penalties and rebate penalties already paid by eligible providers.

This Medical Charity Made $3.3 Billion From a Single Pill

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation nets $3.3 billion by selling its royalty rights to Kalydeco, the first drug approved to treat the underlying cause of CF.   The foundation had been funding CF drug research in exchange for a share of royalties on any treatments developed since the late 1990s.