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How Stanford Health Care is bringing precision medicine into preventive primary care

Hearing the word “precision” in healthcare typically conjures ideas of cutting edge technologies and treatments like targeted genetic therapy. But it has another meaning in primary care: leveraging data from a variety of sources to deliver personalized, preventive care.

"It’s a way to bring the big data – whether that is on the population level, from digital health devices like wearables, or additional insights from ‘omics diagnostic tests – into the clinical practice,” Dr. Megan Mahoney, who is chief of general ...

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Summary of major provisions of the House bill, the American Health Care Act.

An article from The New York Times.

What’s in the AHCA: The Major Provisions of the Republican Health Bill

The House health care bill up for a vote on Thursday would roll back the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of , eliminate tax penalties for people who do not have and end taxes on certain high-income people, insurers, drug companies and manufacturers of medical devices to finance the current health law.

 for a summary of major provisions of the House bill, the American ...

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Building on the key tenets of precision medicine, Stanford Medical School believes algorithms will transform healthcare into an industry that is more predictive than reactive.

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Despite a cloud of uncertainty hanging over federal health care policy, several of the nation’s largest insurers are moving forward with plans to sell insurance on the Covered California exchange in 2018.

Two House members are  of the American Health Care Act, with changes that might appease both conservative and moderate factions of the GOP.

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New California Bill Aims to Prevent Unintended Pregnancies

In September, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill SB 999 (effective January 1st, 2017) that will allow pharmacists to dispense one full years' worth of birth control pills.

Additionally, the bill would also forces health insurance plans to pay for one year of contraceptives all at once instead of only allowing women three months' worth at a time.

Studies, have determined that unplanned pregnancy is reduced by 30% when women are given a years' supply of birth control in comparison to just ...

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Governor Brown signs bill SB 482, which obligates controlled substances prescribers to consult CURES

This bill requires a health care practitioner authorized to prescribe, order, administer, or furnish a controlled substance to consult the CURES database to review a patient’s controlled substance history no earlier than 24 hours, or the previous business day, before prescribing a Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV controlled substance to the patient for the first time and at least once every 4 months thereafter if the substance remains part of the treatment of the patient. .

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Clinical Update – The California End of Life Option Act

"On October 5, 2015, California became the fifth state in the nation to allow physicians to prescribe terminally ill patients medication to end their lives. ABX2-15, the "End of Life Option Act," permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. (ABX2-15, Stats. 2015, Ch.1; Health & Safety Code §§443et seq.) This document discusses the requirements of the

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