Study finds inappropriate antibiotic use highest in urgent care clinics

Executive from urgent care-focused medical records firm says study numbers miss some of the nuances.


Medication adherence is dead. Long live medication adherence.

With all this blabbering about the shortcomings of the business of adherence, the point is not so much that adherence is not relevant, but that it is often a bloated, overused and misunderstood concept.


The government shut down guideline.gov, but ECRI will continue the work

The door has closed on guideline.gov, which provided physicians and others with information on best medical practices, but ECRI Institute said it will maintain a version of the resource.


Where do EHR vendors have the biggest footprint?

A new report from KLAS Research closely examines where various EMR vendors like InterSystems, Cerner and Epic have a presence in countries around the world.


Verge Genomics raises $32 million in Series A for AI-discovered drugs

San Francisco-based firm, focusing on Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, has raised $36 million to date.


How are health insurers balancing the high price tag for CAR-T therapy with need? It depends on the payer

Most commercial insurers are covering CAR-T therapies now, but they do so on an individual basis, writing single-patient agreements each time, said cancer experts.


Embleema emerges from stealth mode, launches blockchain-based health record system

Firm says blockchain and app will ease secure sharing of patients’ medical records and post-marketing surveillance.


New CMS proposal suggests reimbursement for virtual care

The agency’s proposed updates note that CMS would pay physicians for virtual check-ins with patients and evaluations of patient-submitted pictures. Additionally, the changes would expand reimbursement opportunities for prolonged preventive servic…