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House Republicans would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

HR 1313, which made its way through the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, approves a bill that would allow employees to offer significant reductions on insurance premiums if they participate in workplace wellness programs. Employers would be granted access to results from genetic screenings conducted as part of the program.

Following Health-Care Tweet, Medicaid Official Cancels SXSW Appearance

Medicaid’s chief medical officer Andrey Ostrovsky abruptly cancels his scheduled SXSW appearance after publishing a tweet critical of the AHCA bill.

Top neurosurgeon Johnny Delashaw resigns from Swedish

Johnny Delshaw, MD and chair of Swedish Neuroscience Institute has stepped down from his role at Swedish Health following a Seattle Times investigation that exposed widespread concerns about his practices.

Q&A: Healthcare software ‘should be a joy to use’

In an interview with Modern Healthcare, Epic CEO Judy Faulkner discusses physician burnout, EHR dissatisfaction, increased cybersecurity threats, and the future regulatory burdens the health IT industry will face.

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