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Gov’t Website for Doctor Payments Not Quite Up to Snuff

October 2, 2014 – 3:04 PM |
open payments

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jack Gillum
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Another year, another headache for the Obama administration over a health care website.
This one is called “Open …

Doctors Urge Caution As Pharmaceutical Payments Become Public

October 1, 2014 – 1:39 PM |
doctors

By Shefali Luthra

A federal database unveiled Tuesday afternoon details 4.4 million payments from pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to doctors and teaching hospitals, sparking concerns that consumers might …

Parents Consult Online Reviews To Choose Doctor For Their Child

September 22, 2014 – 10:09 AM |
doctors ratings

By BRAD BROKER
Patients, when they begin to feel sick, have become comfortable consulting with Dr. Internet for a cure or seeking a referral for themselves. …

Frustrated AMA Pitches New Plan for Use of Electronic Medical Records

September 19, 2014 – 2:56 PM |
medical record

By Roni Caryn Rabin

Saying that electronic health records distract doctors, take time away from care and make physicians less productive, an influential doctors’ group called on …

How Doctors, Patients Will Use Apple’s HealthKit in Medical Trials

September 15, 2014 – 2:50 PM |
HealthKit

By Alan Lyndon
Apple’s plan to move into the healthcare market became a little clearer today.  Reuters reported that Stanford and Duke will host medical trials …

Silicon Valley’s Path to Conquer Heath Care Blocked by FDA Rules

September 12, 2014 – 6:00 AM |
health apps

By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar — Silicon Valley …