“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

VA pauses embattled Cerner EHR rollout for 6 months in major revamp

Dive Brief: The Department of Veterans Affairs isn’t scheduling any more deployments of its new Cerner EHR for six months, an agency official told a House subcommittee on Wednesday. The pause follows recent watchdog reports highlighting snowballing spending and shoddy staff training at the record’s first go-live at a VA medical center in Spokane, Washington.… Read More »