Government & Policy

Anthem settlement
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:38 pm June 27, 2017
Per agreement, lawyer fees will soak up a third of the $115 million fund, boiling down to less than a dollar each for the 78.8 million breach victims.
opioid treatment grant
By Mike Miliard 12:12 pm June 27, 2017
New grants aim to help community health centers fund new employees, technology investments to integrate care for substance abuse, mental health.mike
veterans affairs health
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm June 26, 2017
While the group’s CTO Wayne Kubick supports the move from an outdated, custom platform to a commercial EHR, organizations don’t need to be on the same platform to be interoperable, he said.
GOP healthcare bill
By Susan Morse 01:00 pm June 22, 2017
Cost-sharing reduction payments continue through 2019 in bill that stabilizes health insurance market, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Veterans Affairs chooses Cerner EHR
By Bernie Monegain 10:22 am June 22, 2017
But Senators are worried that he is underfunding the commercial electronic health record that will replace VistA.
ONC certified EHRs
By Bernie Monegain 04:42 pm June 20, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT makes it easier to access the information currently in its Certified Health IT Product List, including the latest corrective action involving eClinicalWorks.
Experts: There’s no gray area with ransomware breach reporting
By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm June 20, 2017
OCR’s updated rules make it pretty clear: The burden of proof is on the healthcare provider.
By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm June 19, 2017
Microsoft has released new patches for Microsoft XP and Server 2003 systems while DHS pointed to an increase in North Korean cyber activity.
Healthix HIE links with Mount Sinai, Northwell exchanges to boost population health
By Mike Miliard 01:29 pm June 19, 2017
Large public HIE connects with InterSystems to private health system networks for more comprehensive patient data sharing.
FDA Scott Gottlieb
By Jessica Davis 02:55 pm June 16, 2017
The agency is working on creating a third-party certification program that would allow low-risk products to be marketed without FDA premarket review.

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