Government & Policy

VA Secretary pick Ronny Jackson withdraws

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson meets with Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in his office on Capitol Hill April 16. Credit: Mark Wilson, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 11:09 am April 26, 2018
The White House Physician was already facing an uphill battle to be confirmed when 23 people accused him of improper work conduct.
CMS interoperability
By Susan Morse 10:27 am April 26, 2018
The next phase of meaningful use is to create an ecosystem of APIs and apps, end data blocking and give patients choices about what tools they use to access their medical information.
telemedicine

GlobalMed's telemedicine tool at a workplace clinic. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 09:31 am April 26, 2018
The Senate HELP committee passed the Opioid Crisis Act of 2018, which, among other provisions, outlines the importance of telemedicine use in the country’s fight against the opioid epidemic.
VA EHR
By Jessica Davis 01:18 pm April 25, 2018
The House Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs voted to fund the VA’s planned
EHR DoD Cerner
By Mike Miliard 06:09 am April 25, 2018
The Defense Health Agency is considering new technology to help it manage the increase of clinical data from its ongoing EHR modernization.
Trump censored LGBT health information

Senator Dianne Feinstein, along with Senators Tammy Baldwin and Patty Murray, sent President Trump a letter about their concerns about health information omissions on government websites. Credit: C-span

By Bernie Monegain 08:35 am April 23, 2018
A letter signed by 19 U.S. Senators says that removing health and scientific data from various federal websites undermines access to evidence-based care resources.
WannaCry cybersecurity National Health Service

The WannaCry lock screen.

By Jessica Davis 01:19 pm April 20, 2018
Some NHS units failed because the Cyber Essentials Plus sets a high bar, while others simply have not patched their systems appropriately, the U.K. Commons Public Accounts committee found.
DEA prescription data opioids
By Jessica Davis 01:43 pm April 19, 2018
The latest federal move in the fight to combat opioid abuse will have states sharing PDMP data with the DEA, and the agency sharing its database of 80 million annual drug transactions.
FDA medical device cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 04:23 pm April 18, 2018
The agency released a five-point plan outlining regulatory changes to bolster medical device safety, including requiring manufacturers ensure devices can be updated and patched.
VA loses acting CIO Scott Blackburn

Scott Blackburn is leaving Veteran Affairs. Credit: C-Span

By Jessica Davis 12:32 pm April 18, 2018
Just weeks after David Shulkin was ousted as VA Secretary, Scott Blackburn, one of the leaders of the department's EHR modernization project, announced his departure on Twitter.

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