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Uneven impact found for those with serious mental illness in transition from Medicaid to Medicare Part D

Live imaging depicts early life of blood stem cells 

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January 29, 2015

Harvard Medical School will launch a new Department of Biomedical Informatics on July 1, according to Jeffrey S. Flier, dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University. The new department will build on a center in biomedical informatics,  which was established in 2005. HMS professor Isaac S. Kohane, Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and co-director of the current Center for Biomedical Informatics, will serve as the inaugural chair of the new department.

January 29, 2015

About 20 patients who would have had to cancel their appointments Tuesday as Boston was getting pummeled with snow instead had “virtual visits” with their doctors, which are like a video chat. Jason Wasfy, instructor in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Lee Schwamm, professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, are quoted. 

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