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BLOG: A bump on the road to health care reform

December 17, 2014

As part of my traditional December activity, I review the work of 2014 and try to make plans for the New Year. Looking forward, I see a number of clouds over the road to health care reform. A road that seemed like a clear path to the future last summer now may be facing some bumps and detours. 

Although technology is sure to be a big part of our future, the movement through the stages of meaningful use of our electronic health records (EHRs) and onto a fully integrated, comprehensive health delivery system may take a little longer than what was highlighted in the play book.

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Second part of phase 2 glaucoma study approved in Bulgaria

December 17, 2014
Regulatory authorities in Bulgaria approved patient enrollment for the second cohort of a phase 2 clinical study in glaucoma, Can-Fite BioPharma and OphthaliX announced…
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Next-generation DNA sequencing may have capability to detect congenital cataracts

December 17, 2014
Next-generation DNA sequencing demonstrated the capability to alter clinical management, direct care pathways and enable accurate genetic counseling in the diagnosis of…

NovaBay enters distribution agreement with McKesson

December 17, 2014
NovaBay announced it has signed a nationwide distribution agreement for its i-Lid Cleanser with McKesson Corp. The prescription lid and lash hygiene product aids in the…
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