U. Chicago neurobiologists make strides in prosthetic hands; UCSF continues to brew health innovation;

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> In a study recently published in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, neurobiologists at the University of Chicago showed how an organism can sense a tactile stimulus through an artificial sensor in a prosthetic hand. Announcement

> More innovation is brewing at University of California-San Francisco this week: Marc Benioff, Mark Zuckerberg and healthcare movers gathered at the UC San Francisco Summit to discuss strides being made in healthcare technology, Forbes reported. Article
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> The Massachusetts attorney general is urging America's Health Insurance Plans to educate insurers about complying with state laws about mental health coverage. In a letter to AHIP, Attorney General Martha Coakley expressed her "serious concern" that many insurers aren't complying with Massachusetts laws requiring coverage of mental health services. Article

> Cigna CEO David Cordani said the fifth-largest health insurer is planning to sell plans on five health insurance exchanges when they open for enrollment this October. Specifically, Cigna will offer plans to several metropolitan areas in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Arizona and Colorado. Article

EMR News

> The recent decertification of two EHRMagic products will have a huge impact on the industry and will require providers and vendors to take action to protect themselves, according to a recent legal alert by healthcare attorney Henry Fader of Philadelphia-based law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP. Article

And Finally… This is so not what I learned about ethics in journalism school. Article

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