Meaningful Use Numbers Disappointing But Not Surprising
Recently released numbers from the CMS Meaningful Use program were lower than expected, which further highlights the changes that need to be made in meeting federal guidelines for electronic health record requirements, according to officials 4 healthcare organizations.
Renewed Efforts to Target the Ras Protein in Cancer
Despite decades of efforts to target the Ras protein, mutated in a number of different cancers, the progress has been slow. Now, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Germany have devised a way to prevent translocation of Ras to the cell surface, a process essential for protein activation.
Insurance Rate Initiative Defeated in California
Healthcare reform initiatives may be on shaky ground after Republicans won important seats this midterm election, but health reform advocates are claiming victory in California after defeating an insurance rate initiative.
Biosimilars a Big Cost Saver, RAND Study Finds
The study by Andrew Mulcahy, a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, found that the predicted $44 billion saving to the US healthcare system over the next decade, would depend on FDA decisions on newer biosimilar drug candidates.
The Industry’s Dirty Secret: The Data Are Inaccurate
Patient satisfaction may be increasingly important in healthcare, but the industry hasn’t made the appropriate changes yet, 2 employees from Prime Therapeutics said in back-to-back sessions at the 64th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference.
Supreme Court Passes on ACA Subsidy Case—For Now
At this time, the Supreme Court of the United States has declined to hear an appeal of one of the cases challenging the legality of making subsidies under the Affordable Care Act available to consumers on the federally run health insurance exchanges.
Limited Literacy, Numeracy Hurts Those the ACA Is Meant to Help
The Affordable Care Act expanded healthcare coverage to many low-income Americans, but this same demographic has a low health literacy that makes it difficult for them to navigate program eligibility systems, according to a study from The Urban Institute.