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HIPAA modernization push gets backing from AHIMA and AMIA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known (if not always spelled correctly) as HIPAA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in August 1996. A lot has changed in the two decades since – in the ways consumers interact with health systems and the ways technology is transforming care delivery and the patient… Read More »

Melinda Gates urges backing for 'human capital' of mother and child health

LONDON (Reuters) – Millions of women and babies could avoid untimely deaths if international donors step up to replenish a global health fund so it can expand to 50 countries, the philanthropist Melinda Gates said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates makes remarks during a panel discussion… Read More »

Alkermes' depression treatment fails to get FDA panel backing

(Reuters) – An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted against approving Alkermes Plc’s treatment for depression in patients with an inadequate response to standard antidepressant therapies. The decision comes two days after FDA staff reviewers bit.ly/2QegxPF flagged abuse potential for the opioid-based depression treatment and raised questions on its… Read More »