The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded $5.5 million to four regional medical center groups being added to the national network of health care provider organizations implementing the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.

The health care system should make sure the data being generated by medical research is better integrated and shared, develop better cures, and get information to patients sooner, according to President Barack Obama.






Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announced it is helping develop new genetic sequencing platforms to help curb the spread of influenza and antibiotic-resistant infections.






The University of California and UnitedHealth Group have joined into a 10-year partnership to transition California to a value-based healthcare system and improving patient care across the board.






Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT gave $1.5 million to seven recipients of two Cooperative Agreement programs–the High Impact Pilot and Standards Exploration Award–to improve patient information sharing.






The White House Cancer Moonshot has placed a large importance on data, and there are many ways in which that data can be improved, according to cancer experts.






Care New England Health System settled violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy and Security Rules with a payment of $400,000 and submitting a comprehensive action plan.






The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this week released two new resources to help health care providers get the most out of their health IT investments.






UPS is testing the use of drones for urgent deliveries, such as medicine to remote locations.






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