Government & Policy

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.
HIMSS Physician Executive Leader of the Year

Colin Banas, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

By Tom Sullivan 11:41 am January 17, 2018
The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center CMIO earned the award by applying IT at the point of care to optimize engagements and improve outcomes, the associations said.
Amazon healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 05:04 pm January 16, 2018
But the tech giant is still not revealing its plans for the healthcare market.
FDA device ID, blockchain

Pharmacy supply chain management to reduce drug counterfeiting were highlighted in the study.

By Bill Siwicki 04:14 pm January 16, 2018
Continuous funding and partnerships – along with the potential for blockchain-based efforts to reduce the counterfeiting of drugs – are also changing the landscape a new report finds.
Medicaid records breached

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:52 am January 15, 2018
A hacker gained access to an Oklahoma State Health Sciences network and accessed folders containing Medicaid billing data.
HIMSS CIO of the year
By Tom Sullivan 09:25 am January 15, 2018
Methodist Hospital chief information officer named the John E. Gall Jr. award for “his dedication and generosity,” advocating inside the Beltway for many rural and small hospitals — not just his own.
DoD telehealth services

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

By Mike Miliard 03:29 pm January 11, 2018
The veteran-owned company's virtual care technology is also in use at the White House, VA and Defense Health Agency.
CIOX Health sues HHS over HIPAA
By Jessica Davis 09:24 am January 11, 2018
The medical records vendor claimed regulatory changes to HIPAA in 2013 and 2016 threaten to “upend the medical records industry.”

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