Government & Policy

"Alcohol and other substance use disorder treatment lags far behind the rest of healthcare in the deployment of electronic health records," according to NIH.

By Jessica Davis 01:24 pm December 09, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is challenging biotech researchers to build a wearable device that can measure blood alcohol in real-time, and it will offer funding for researchers who find out how to better use electronic health record data for alcohol treatment.
Albert Einstein Montefiore NIH

Researchers Elizabeth Walker (left) and Judith Wylie-Rosett are on a mission to improve the health of people with diabetes.

By Bernie Monegain 10:32 am December 09, 2016
The providers will create a new facility to employ interventions tailored to the specific patient population, along with an initiative to reduce obesity.
Flow Health Alan Meshkin

Flow Health CEO Alex Meshkin

By Tom Sullivan 07:29 am December 09, 2016
Alex Meshkin explains the emerging company's plan to let the VA's 22 million patient records data speak for itself, and then tackle disease problems based on what it tells them.
CMS Innovation Center CMMI
By Susan Morse 07:14 am December 09, 2016
CMMI said one model will test a four-step process to integrate shared decision-making into clinical practice while the other focuses on shared decision-making outside the doctor’s office. 
OCR HIPAA audits on-site

Senior advisor Linda Sanches said that OCR is using the audits to find risks and vulnerabilities that might not otherwise know about. 

By Tom Sullivan 11:52 am December 07, 2016
HHS Office for Civil Rights said the chances of getting audited are slim, but officials offered advice about what they're looking for when they do conduct an assessment.
Trump data security healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:42 am December 07, 2016
Notwithstanding his cryptic if not contradictory stances on the Affordable Care Act, President-elect Donald Trump has a detailed platform on cybersecurity.

AHA President and CEO Richard J. Pollack, left, and FHA President and CEO Charles N. Kahn are urging President-elect Donald J. Trump and Congressional leaders to think twice about repealing Obamacare.

By Bernie Monegain 08:57 am December 07, 2016
The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals are warning President-elect Trump and top leaders in the House and Senate that repealing Obamacare is likely to spell disaster for healthcare.
21st Century Act poised for Senate action

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., at a press conference promoting the 21st Century Cures Act. (Photo courtesy of the House Energy and Commerce Committee)

By 10:26 am December 05, 2016
Sprawling health bill expected to pass the Senate.
21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Centuries Cure would provide the National Institutes of Health with $4.8 billion to help advance President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, the "Cancer Moonshot" spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden and Obama's BRAIN Initiative.

By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm December 01, 2016
The largest healthcare-focused legislation since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains $6.3 billion in provisions that will fund federal agencies and help speed the arrival of diagnostic tools and disease therapies.
21st Century Cures Act
By Jeff Lagasse 07:42 am December 01, 2016
The bill allocates billions in new funding for Precision Medicine, Cancer moonshot and BRAIN initiatives and includes provisions to bring new medicines to market is also expected to pass the Senate next week. 

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