Government & Policy

CHIME drops National Patient ID Challenge
By Bill Siwicki 04:48 pm November 16, 2017
Experts point to ONC’s own challenge as evidence that algorithms are a more effective approach to the patient record matching problem.
Cerner DoD EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:16 pm November 16, 2017
The VistA replacement will be built off the MHS Genesis work already in progress for the Defense Department.
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.
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.
CliniComp VA lawsuit

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Billy Hathorn

By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm November 14, 2017
The EHR system provider says it will stop litigation if the VA agrees to let a skilled IT professional assess whether its platform is indeed cheaper, faster and better than Cerner.
Alex Azar HHS

Former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar previously served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Credit: YouTube

By Tom Sullivan 12:16 pm November 14, 2017
Industry trade groups like the American Hospital Association and HIMSS are encouraged by his background in innovation and health IT.
FDA approves first digital pill
By Mike Miliard 10:49 am November 14, 2017
Abilify MyCite can alert physicians when patients have – or haven't – taken their medication, given physicians hope for greater medication adherence.  
value-based care
By Beth Jones Sanborn 01:03 pm November 13, 2017
Only seven states have little to no activity around value-based payment models, a study by Change Healthcare found.

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