Government & Policy

government shutdown

Debate on the Senate floor on Jan. 22. Credit: C-span

By Susan Morse 01:02 pm January 22, 2018
Here’s a look at HHS, ONC and CDC plans during a government shutdown.
Seema Verma CMS to speak at HIMSS18

CMS Administrator Seema Verma speaking at an event on Nov. 12, 2017. Credit: Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 12:42 pm January 22, 2018
The federal official and long-time industry consultant has worked with states to implement provisions of the ACA and called for more Medicaid flexibility and reduced burden on doctors.
Veterans Affairs EHR
By Jessica Davis 04:05 pm January 19, 2018
The proposed revision from VA Secretary Shulkin would allow the VA to share data to improve veteran care experience at community and HIE providers.
By Jessica Davis 12:35 pm January 18, 2018
The agency contracted MITRE to perform an assessment and is pooling comments and recommendations for a final report due at the end of this month, the VA Secretary told the Senate VA committee.
generic drug company
By Bernie Monegain 12:26 pm January 18, 2018
Advisors to the ambitious plan include former CMS head Don Berwick, MD, and Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, among others.

HHS nominee Alex Azar at the Senate Finance Committee meeting on Jan. 9. Credit: C-span

By Bill Siwicki 05:50 pm January 17, 2018
Now Azar gets a vote by the full Senate to put him atop the agency, which has not had a chief since Tom Price resigned in scandal in September.
cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 04:11 pm January 17, 2018
While circulating reports say DoD put its Cerner EHR replacement project on hold amid user complaints, the agency is in the middle of a planned 8-week assessment period at its four test sites.
ONC HIT Advisory Committee

NYeC’s Executive Director, Valerie Grey. Credit: nyehealth.org

By Bill Siwicki 03:28 pm January 17, 2018
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer appointed her to move the healthcare system forward through innovations and technologies that advance electronic access, exchange and use of health data.
By Tom Sullivan 02:49 pm January 17, 2018
The JASON advisory group also outlined challenges and recommended several steps the government and industry should take to accelerate the use of AI.

Ajit Pai during the FCC meeting vote on net neutrality on Dec. 14. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:25 pm January 17, 2018
The lawsuit aims to block the “illegal rollback” of Obama-era net neutrality rules and was filed the same day as Senate Dems present a resolution to overturn the repeal.

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