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Going Electric

Health IT systems will be integral to adopting a value-based payment system for healthcare in the US, says Science Progress, adding that electronic health records can help prevent medical errors and adverse reactions but, currently, 13 percent of physicians use basic e-health records. Science Progress also notes that the stimulus bill authorized $19 billion for health IT.

CNET has a three-part series delving into e-health records. First, they look at Kaiser Permanente's example of a paperless system though note that the systems should be added to improve healthcare and not just for technology's sake. Then, they have a series of FAQs clearing up what people mean by "electronic health record", what they might look like, and whether or not they are secure. Finally, CNET looks at implementation, or "why are doctors such Luddites?"

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.