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Allergan, Pfizer call off proposed $160B merger

Pfizer backs out of its plan to acquire Allegran and move its headquarters to Ireland for tax reasons after the Treasury Department put new rules in places to make tax inversions less lucrative.

National Health IT Coordinator Says Technology Can Help Unblock Patient Data Access

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD discusses health data portability, information blocking, and cloud technology in a Wall Street Journal interview.

Better Health Care: A Way Forward

Former National Coordinator David Blumenthal writes a JAMA op-ed on improving access, cost, and quality of care.

It’s Time To Stop Pretending Patients Don’t Care About Their Medical Records

Fast Company discusses barriers to expanding patient access to their medical information after an informal internet survey finds that 77 percent of patients are very interested in having access to the information.



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  1. RedBrick / Trinity Health –

    Anyone else finding it difficult-to-impossible to deal with the Live Your Whole Life program? Live Your Whole Life is the program from RedBrick to improve the Trinity population health, but all it’s doing is making everyone crazy on-hold, and then the ‘fix’ promised so you can access your account never happens.

    Lots of staff need to meet the April 30th deadline, and it’s not going well, if it’s going at all.

    Should be rebranded “Live Your Whole Life On Hold”.







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