Government & Policy

By Bernie Monegain 05:09 pm July 24, 2017
A United Nations political forum finds measurable ways technology has a role in parity.
patients don't like EHR portals
By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm July 24, 2017
Just one-third of patients offered visibility into their health data took advantage of it, according to a recent report, which offers recommendations for improving patient access.
incentivize mental health providers to buy EHRs
By Jessica Davis 01:54 pm July 24, 2017
The bipartisan legislation is part of a CMS Innovation Center project to promote EHR adoption for the improvement of care quality and interoperability.
legislation to support programs to teach coding for girls

Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, and Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, have submitted a proposed bill that would help young girls interested in technology careers a push.

 

By Bernie Monegain 07:51 am July 24, 2017
he proposed bill can help close the tech gender gap and has support from ranking Democrat from the House's Science, Space and Tech committee.
Epic EHR rollout in NY
By Bernie Monegain 12:33 pm July 21, 2017
EHR vendor to replace Meditech and LSS systems in place at Jones Memorial Hospital since 1999.
bill rolls back meaningful use EHRs
By Jessica Davis 11:32 am July 21, 2017
Introduced Thursday to the Energy and Commerce Committee, the bill would reduce the volume of future EHR-related significant hardship requests.
HHS appropriations bill slashes AHRQ funding
By Jessica Davis 01:21 pm July 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would receive $5.8 billion in funding, with only $300 million designated for the lead research group on healthcare quality, costs and outcomes.
By Jessica Davis 03:49 pm July 19, 2017
The agency is working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a MACRA API and with the Department of Veterans Affair on digital tools for veterans.
meaningful use payments
By Bill Siwicki 11:41 am July 18, 2017
The Office of the Inspector General said will review the accuracy of payments to Medicare hospitals between 2011 and 2016, as well as telemedicine payments.
veterans affairs health clinician tracking

Randall Williamson is the director of healthcare at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

By Mike Miliard 09:29 am July 18, 2017
As the agency sets about adopting a new EHR system, better data is necessary to assess provider efficiency and clinical efficacy, the congressional watchdog says.

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