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House investigating HHS

Energy and Commerce Committee chambers. Credit: Facebook

By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm November 15, 2017
HHS is accused of retaliating against two of its cybersecurity leaders for speaking with the committee.
VA Cerner EHR

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies before the House Appropriations Military Construction-VA Subcommittee on Wednesday. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:27 pm November 15, 2017
The agency wants to jump onto the current success of DoD’s similar Cerner roll outs in the Pacific Northwest and needs the funds now to avoid driving up the project’s cost down the line.
CMS to add unique device identifiers to Medicare
By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 15, 2017
Intermountain and Geisinger -- among others -- are joining similar calls to action by OIG and Congress for CMS to finally add UDI to claim forms to better identify faulty medical devices.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 12:02 pm November 15, 2017
While EHRs and information security get all the attention, there are more immediate opportunities for the distributed digital ledger technology.  
Doctor with patient EHR
By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:10 am November 15, 2017
And that frustration could mean they fall short of payment incentive goals, SA Ignite says.
healthcare billing app

Credit: Better

By Kaiser Health News 10:43 am November 15, 2017
Better is among a new breed of start-ups trying to lead customers through the labyrinth of medical billing with a single app to submit claims.
Hospital sues Leapfrog over safety grade
By Jessica Davis 09:25 am November 15, 2017
Saint Anthony Hospital alleges Leapfrog used inaccurate information about CPOE data when it lowered the hospital's patient safety grade in a report.
Leapfrog 'F' hospitals

Interfaith Medical Center earned an "F" from Leapfrog.

By Henry Powderly 09:18 am November 15, 2017
Hospitals in California and New York make up bulk of the list.
Leapfrog ratings

Mercy Hospital in Joplin earned an 'A' from Leapfrog for Fall 2017.

By Henry Powderly 09:03 am November 15, 2017
The rise of consumerism in healthcare has put fresh weight on public ratings programs from groups like Leapfrog, Healthgrades and U.S. News.
Epic EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:36 pm November 14, 2017
The collaboration connects the patient records of UC San Diego Health and UC Irvine -- along with UC Riverside Health clinics -- on one collaborative platform.

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