Government & Policy

By Jessica Davis 03:33 pm April 27, 2017
By advancing the EHR code base, rather than picking a commercial EHR, Veterans Affairs can modernize its proprietary software at a fraction of the cost, officials say.
By Jessica Davis 11:24 am April 27, 2017
The OCR director stressed the importance of interoperability and protecting patient data during his Thursday morning session at Health Datapalooza.
Health IT important, but too burdensome for doctors, Tom Price says at Health Datapalooza
By Henry Powderly 10:31 am April 27, 2017
The HHS secretary said interoperability is needed, but pledged his office will take a "60,000-foot" view.
By Tom Sullivan 03:37 pm April 26, 2017
Here’s a look at what went wrong, and what the Coast Guard seeks in its next electronic health record.
CMS meaningful use requirements
By Bill Siwicki 02:31 pm April 26, 2017
Public health, clinical data or specialized registry electronic reporting options intended to help with meaningful use requirements.
Brett Giroir HHS assistant secretary

Dr. Brett Giroir at a TEDx talk in 2012 at Texas A&M.

By Jessica Davis 10:36 am April 26, 2017
Brett Giroir, who is currently CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, takes over role formerly held by Karen DeSalvo.
By Tom Sullivan 03:27 pm April 25, 2017
The software rollout went so wrong that the agency had to first revert to paper records and then start from scratch to find a new EHR vendor.
FCC broadband rural hospitals

The FCC wants the healthcare industry to give information on how to promote effective policy and regulations because the “shortfall is likely to disproportionately affect rural and remote areas which are already medically-underserved,” officials said.

By Jessica Davis 02:29 pm April 25, 2017
The agency is seeking comments and data on expanding accessibility, especially to rural and underserved areas, as the United States falls behind the rest of the world.

President Donald J. Trump is disappointing some of his women supporters.  Gage Skidmore photo

By Bernie Monegain 08:47 am April 25, 2017
Women in battleground states who voted for President Donald Trump are becoming increasingly disenchanted about the border wall and cuts to after-school programs.
By Henry Powderly 03:23 pm April 24, 2017
While attempts to reform or replace the Affordable Care Act have been hampered by ideological divides, the president was able to install new leadership at key agencies.

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