Walgreens, MDLive partner on telemedicine; NIH funding to enable research around rehab robotics;

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> Walgreens and telemedicine company MDLive today announced a partnership that will enable users of Walgreens' website round-the-clock access to board certified doctors through its mobile application. Announcement

> The National Institutes of Health today announced that it will provide $2.3 million over five years to fund research around robots to assist people with disabilities. The robots will interact with patients undergoing physical rehabilitation, as well as children with autism spectrum disorder. Announcement

> The National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center is giving free access to a new intelligence platform to smooth the process of sharing cyberthreat information, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com reports. The platform will allow NH-ISAC and its members to share data security information with each other with an eye on preventing future cyberattacks. Article

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> Twelve states are teaming with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to establish three-year dual-eligible demonstration programs with the hopes of improving the health needs of the Medicare-Medicaid dual-eligible population. Article

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> The introduction of a CT lung cancer screening program in a poor, underserved community of New York City using National Lung Screening Trial standards resulted in the detection of more cancers than other studies, according to research presented last week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago. Article

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