Tag Archives: System

U.S. government proposes rule overhauling drug industry rebate system

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday proposed a rule to end the industry-wide system of after-market discounts called rebates that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) receive from drugmakers, a practice that has been under increased scrutiny. FILE PHOTO: Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules are arranged on a table in this picture illustration taken in… Read More »

what3words Addressing System for Medical Uses: Interview at CES 2019

January 9th, 2019 Editors Emergency Medicine, Exclusive, Informatics, Public Health, Society Modern medicine relies a great deal on advanced technologies, but some of these technologies introduce new complications and existing systems muddy the waters further. GPS, for example, is highly accurate, but GPS coordinates are difficult to use. Old fashioned addresses, on the other hand,… Read More »

VA nears decision on replacing Epic scheduling system with Cerner

A big appointment scheduling contract between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Epic that’s been up in the air in recent years may soon be resolved – and may go instead to rival Cerner, which is overseeing the VA’s larger electronic health record modernization project. WHY IT MATTERSThe Medical Appointment Scheduling System, based on… Read More »