Government & Policy

Photo via Martin Falbisoner

By Jessica Davis 02:49 pm August 17, 2017
But while Congress proposed taking ONC’s budget down to $38 million, the FDA would get $500 million budget increase if passed.
CEOs quit Trump manufacturing council
By Jessica Davis 04:22 pm August 15, 2017
The president’s initial response to the alt-right’s violent protest led executives from Under Armour, AAM and Merck to leave the group as well.
NIH genomics investment
By Bernie Monegain 02:41 pm August 11, 2017
New funding targets diverse and underserved populations as well as settings beyond academic medical centers.
National e-prescribing bill

President Trump declares the opioid epidemic a national emergency Thursday during a press conference in Bedminster, New Jersey.

By Mike Miliard 01:42 pm August 11, 2017
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act, filed in the U.S. House of Representatives, would mandate e-prescribing for controlled substances under Medicare Part D.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology just finalized a draft of the cybersecurity workforce framework. Photo via Flickr

By Tom Sullivan 01:16 pm August 11, 2017
The group published the guidance to help hospitals define what job roles cybersecurity teams require and, ultimately, to help them find top talent.
Allscripts conference

Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy for the HHS Office for Civil Rights, speaking at the Allscripts user conference in Chicago.

By Bill Siwicki 02:57 pm August 10, 2017
Don’t let that audit turn into a deeper investigation, Deven McGraw said at the Allscripts user conference in Chicago.
Dr. Brett Giroir
By Kaiser Health News 01:09 pm August 10, 2017
The Texas physician is the president’s choice for assistant secretary of health but Senate Democrats say Giroir’s testimony left them skeptical that he would support women’s health programs.
crowdsourcing hackers
By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm August 09, 2017
Inviting hackers to attack your network and then paying them for discovering weaknesses seems dangerous. But the U.S. Department of Defense is succeeding with the practice and some infosec firms are specializing in it.
Regenstrief wins AHRQ grant
By Bernie Monegain 11:39 am August 09, 2017
Researchers will use the funding to new approaches to enable EHRs to more accurately bring patient information together to ensure clinicians are looking at the right information for a specific individual.
Siemens security software issue with scanner software
By Jessica Davis 02:15 pm August 07, 2017
ICS-CERT researchers found four vulnerabilities in Siemens’ molecular imaging products that can be publicly exploited and allow a hacker to remotely access and compromise the devices.

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