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An article in The Washington Post reports that "The Obama administration is set to announce Friday an ambitious health-care experiment that will make Maryland a test case for whether aggressive government regulation of medical prices can dramatically cut health spending." Maryland will cap hospital spending...
The New York Times reports on the increasing role of medical scribes who help physicians "feel liberated from the constant note-taking that modern electronic health records systems demand.” Many physicians who use them “say that scribes have helped restore joy in the practice of medicine, which has been...
The Los Angeles Times reports that a new DNA sequencer, Illumina's MiSeqDx, has received FDA approval, raising physicians' hopes of personalized medicine. The device can sequence a person's genome in about a day for less than $5,000, and "The company intends to market the machine to diagnostic labs, medical...