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Senators Launch Inquiry Into Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Trade Commission and five health care companies requesting information on measures they implement to address bias in algorithms.

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Six New Studies to Support NASA’s Space Health Efforts

Baylor College of Medicine's Translational Research Institute for Space Health has chosen six projects that aim to address NASA's biomedical needs for deep space missions. The projects will receive funds over two years to study astronaut health surveillance, medical guidance for deep space missions, quick medications and sensor-based health assessments, the space agency said Tuesday.

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CMS Gets Support for Claims Data Interoperability Program; Seema Verma Quoted

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has gathered signatures of about 570 organizations that support an effort to develop an updated claims data system with boosted interoperability, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Seema Verma, CMS administrator and a 2019 Wash100 recipient, said the Data at the Point of Care project would use an application programming interface to eliminate the need of a traditional portal for access.

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MHS Rolls Out New Electronic Health Record at Four Sites

The Military Health System deployed its new electronic health care record at four medical sites belonging to the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. The system said Saturday it activated its MHS GENESIS record at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Naval Health Clinic Lemoore, U.S. Army Health Clinic Presidio of Monterey and Mountain Home Air Force Base's 366th Medical Group.

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Vice Adm. Raquel Bono: DoD to Start Consolidating Military Hospitals Under DHA in October

The Department of Defense will begin to transition the management of hospitals and clinics of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army to the Defense Health Agency on Oct. 1 in compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, the Air Force reported Tuesday.

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NIH Awards Funds 11 Health Disparity Research Projects

A division within the National Institutes of Health has issued and renewed awards to fund three new and eight existing research efforts on biomedicine. NIH said Friday that its National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities provided the funds under the Research Centers in Minority Institutions program to support biomedical research efforts in underrepresented communities.

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Senate Confirms Thomas McCaffery as DOD Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs

The Senate has approved by voice vote the nomination of Thomas McCaffery as the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, Military.com reported Monday. McCaffery, who has been performing the responsibilities of primary adviser to the secretary of defense on health care on an acting basis, is expected to take on the permanent role later this month.

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VA AI Director Gil Alterovitz Outlines Long-Term Goals

Gil Alterovitz, director of artificial intelligence at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discussed his plans to apply AI to VA's problem solving efforts, Nextgov reported Thursday. He told Nextgov about his ongoing efforts and long-term goals to help veterans and support veteran care via AI and VA's plethora of data. 

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