Health IT Now says FSMB telemedicine licensure compact doesn't go far enough; Partners, EMC collaborate on 'Data Lake';

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> The Federation of State Medical Boards' Interstate Licensure Compact for Telemedicine, which recently was supported by the American Medical Association, doesn't go far enough toward reducing barriers to accessing telemedicine, according to James Turner, senior policy council at Health IT Now. Blog post

> Boston-based Partners HealthCare and EMC Corporation announced this week a collaborative effort to develop a data and analytics platform--The Partners Data Lake--that will help researchers and clinicians improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Announcement

> Of 754 healthcare practitioners surveyed at the recent Integrative Health and Medicine conference, 57 percent said that a majority of the time, they feel more attached to computers than their patients, MedCity News reports. Article

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> National Nurses United (NNU) has called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to implement safety requirements to shield healthcare workers from the deadly Ebola virus. NNU has been vocal in its criticism of what it calls insufficient Ebola prevention efforts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Article

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> The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether insider trading took place during a 2013 incident in which financial institutions were tipped off that Medicare was about to raise reimbursement rates. Article

And Finally... I knew I should have kept my old Atari. Article