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> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule that would require that prescribing information be available in electronic form for healthcare professionals, according to an article at Blooomber BNA. In addition, the agency also proposed that the information no longer be distributed in paper form, except as provided by the regulation. Article

> The National Institutes of Standards and Security, through its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, is seeking comments on a draft project to address issues surrounding the security of wireless infusion pumps, according to an announcement. The challenges it wants to address include vulnerabilities to malware or hacking and access control. Announcement

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> Palliative care--long thought of mainly as a precursor to hospice care for patients with terminal illnesses--is not just for the dying anymore, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Article

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> As the post-Affordable Care Act healthcare landscape shifts, the job of chief financial officers becomes more complex, and effective CFOs must have a few key traits, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> Even if a hospital succeeds in cutting readmissions, it could still experience steep financial penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to a new report by the Altarum Institute's Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness. Article

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