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Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumers’ Health Act

The Senate HELP committee passes the MEDTECH Act, a bill that limits FDA oversight on EHRs and other medical software.

UnitedHealthcare launches a smaller, ‘very, very different’ insurer

UnitedHealthcare subsidiary Harken Health will begin selling individual insurance plans in Atlanta and Chicago that offer unlimited primary care visits with no co-pays if subscribers use Harken-owned health centers.

The World’s Most Innovative Research Institutions

HHS takes fourth place on Reuters list of Top 25 Global Innovators working in Government. The VA was also named, coming in at 12th place.

Global Center out to reduce vacancy

Cleveland-based Global Center for Health Innovation will work with Colliers to fill  20,000 feet of remaining vacant space. The building, whose major tenant is HIMSS, was a taxpayer funded project designed to boost tourism in the city, but has yet to live up to expectations.

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