Bausch + Lomb, IBM create app to assist eye surgeons; Tandigm Health launches mHealth telemedicine platform;

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> A new app, being developed by Bausch + Lomb and IBM, aims to help eye surgeons performing cataract surgery by streamlining workflow and providing clinical data and intraocular lens options on one digital platform. Announcement

> Tandigm Health is launching a new telemedicine platform with the health from mHealth vendor TouchCare. It allows physicians to particpate in live video visits with their patients via smartphone. Announcement

Health Insurance News

> A single-payer system--currently in the spotlight thanks to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' support of the issue--is the most effective way to drive true healthcare reform, according to a group known as Physicians for a National Health Program. Article

> Increasing Medicare's eligibility age from 65 to 67 would lead to a 30 percent spike in healthcare spending across the country thanks to wide price discrepancies between Medicare and private insurers, according to a new study. Article

Health IT News

> The recently proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the new Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is overly complex and could wind up driving many clinicians out of the industry, according to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka. Article

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