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MPs call for tax on social media companies

A group of MPs is calling for a tax on social media companies’ profits, saying the firms are operating in “an online wild west”. Its report, which follows a year-long inquiry into the health impact of social media, says the industry should do more to protect children and young people online. The government is due… Read More »

Blues challenge UPMC, call Highmark contract dispute 'of its own making'

Dive Brief: The Blues Association and other health plans argued in a filing that it’s too late for UPMC to join the federal antitrust suit challenging the way Blue Cross Blue Shield plans operate. Defendants including the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association filed a response to UPMC, Pittsburgh’s dominant health provider, Thursday in federal court… Read More »

AMIA, other groups join call to ease EHR burdens

Comments closed Jan. 28 on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) draft recommendation to make electronic health records (EHRs) more user friendly with support over the recommendations and a host of cautions that included going slow with changes and creating panels to help oversee them. WHY IT MATTERS The comments come… Read More »