AAFP refocuses on EMR use; Cuomo awards $27M to CUNY big data, health development;

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> In response to the prevalence of health IT adoption, the American Academy of Family Physicians will shift focus, turning its attention to optimizing electronic medical record use, according to an announcement from the group. Announcement

> New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced $55 million in grants for City University of New York projects, nearly half of which will go to big data and health development initiatives, Health IT Analytics reported. Article

> New programs under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will focus on emerging scientific areas such as sugar modification's effect on proteins, according to a statement from the NIH. Statement

Health Payer News

> FierceHealthPayer spoke with Torrie Fields, Cambia's program director for serious illness and palliative care. She describes the specifics behind Cambia's palliative care program, which began July 1 and is available to its more than 2 million members, and how it helps members have the difficult conversations around end-of-life care. Article

> Jonathan Gruber, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who advised the Obama administration when developing the Affordable Care Act in 2009, claimed the federal government would not help states that did not create their own exchanges to politically pressure them to do so. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Brain imaging could be used to predict the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study of teenagers following the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Article

And Finally… Priorities. Article