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Warning system will enable public health responses to illicit drug use

A new warning system will help to detect illicit drug use around the country to allow for "rapid, informed and effective" public health responses.

Federal breast density legislation introduced in Senate

Legislation mandating a minimum federal standard for notifying women if they have dense breast tissue has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Feds exempt insurers in US territories from healthcare reform regs

Health insurers overburdened with Affordable Care Act implementation could consider a move to Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has granted a myriad of reform exemptions in U.S. territories.

Mount Sinai researchers peg big data for disease diagnosis

Taking all the risk factors for a certain disease and coming up with forecasting models based on those factors is the goal of a case study conducted by Mount Sinai Director of Cardiac Ultrasound Research Partho Sengupta.

Patient data security: How hospitals keep pace

​In their efforts to secure patient data, hospital executives continue to worry about mobile devices--and are employing technology to help. But they acknowledge that the human factor remains the trickiest part of data security. Special Report

Patients remain in danger from preventable errors

Patients today are no safer from harm caused by preventable errors than they were 15 years ago, a leading healthcare expert testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging Thursday.

Proposed HOPPS rule calls for colonoscopy complication reporting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed adding a claims-based quality reporting measure for colonoscopy to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (QPR) program.

DeSalvo: Big data, privacy will help ONC pivot focus

National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, at a meeting with reporters in the District of Columbia, talked about the shifting of priorities at ONC as grant funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dries up.

Acting VA Secretary: System fix will cost $17B

It will cost the country $17.6 billion over the next three years to hire enough doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners and build outpatient clinics to  fix the wides pread problems that led to the Veterans Affairs secret waitlist scandal, Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan D. Gibson  t old  the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs' Committee on Wednesday.

Physician practice acquisitions: 4 hospital considerations

How should hospitals go about deciding whether to acquire a practice? How do they know which practices will be a good fit? And what are the risks versus the potential rewards?