PCPCC Joins Other Stakeholders in Commenting on Pediatric EHRs

June 3, 2019

Donald Rucker, MD
National Coordinator
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Department of Health and Human Services
Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20201

RE: RIN 0955-AA01: 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program

Dear National Coordinator Rucker:

FDA signals crackdown on flavored cigars to reduce youth tobacco use

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, signaled Tuesday that the agency plans action against flavored cigars - products that are especially popular among African American teens - as part of an aggressive effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking expected to be announced this week.

News Author: 
Laurie McGinley

Paralyzing polio-like illness mainly affecting children confirmed in 22 states, CDC says

Federal health officials took the unusual step on Tuesday of warning the public about an increase in a mysterious and rare condition that mostly affects children and can cause paralysis.

So far this year, 127 confirmed or suspected cases of acute flaccis myelitis, or AFM, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - a significant increase over 2017 and a worrying perpetuation of a disease for which there is little understanding.

News Author: 
Lena H. Sun

AAP: Medical home integral to reduce harms of poverty, toxic stress among children

AAP president James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP, emphasized the importance of the medical home and how comprehensive care can alleviate two significant threats to the promise of a child — toxic stress and poverty — during his address at the 2014 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

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