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In One Place

Last week, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center added Microsoft HealthVault as another option, including Google Health, to store their medical records online, says Life as a Healthcare CIO. "We believe that patients should be the stewards of their own data," says John Halamka, BIDMC's chief information officer. It will be just as easy for patients to upload their problem lists, medications, and allergies to the Microsoft site, and they'll be able to share it with doctors who currently don't have access to BIDMC's personal health records web site, Patientsite. "The end result will be when patients leave the BIDMC area or see a provider outside the area they can have all their medical data located in one safe place."

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.