Government & Policy

WannaCry ransomware

Kim Jong Un. Credit: Wikimedia

By Jessica Davis 10:34 am December 19, 2017
The global ransomworm attack crippled over 300,000 devices in more than 150 countries in May, including 16 branches of the U.K. National Health Service.
VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm December 18, 2017
Veterans Affairs will require Cerner to work with agency affiliates, providers and other EHR vendors to fuel interoperability.
white house banned words
By Tom Sullivan 01:30 pm December 18, 2017
Everyone working in healthcare will use those – and the five other words the CDC is banned from writing – no matter what.
ONC posts patient-data matching best practices framework
By Bernie Monegain 02:01 pm December 15, 2017
The framework's five categories include data governance, quality, operations, platforms and standards.
AHIMA releases 17 steps to cybersecurity as attacks increase
By Bill Siwicki 01:00 pm December 15, 2017
In response to an ever-worsening cybersecurity environment in healthcare, with an increasing number of cyberattacks on hospitals, health systems and clinics, the American Health Information Management Association has issued new cybersecurity gui
By Jessica Davis 11:34 am December 15, 2017
The informatics group also sent a letter to Congress earlier in the week about its concern the tax bill will slash the stipend for graduate students studying health informatics.
By Jessica Davis 03:35 pm December 14, 2017
The federal government’s finalized plan to overhaul legacy tech and move the government into a more secure, cloud-based infrastructure, kicks off Jan. 1, 2018.
net neutrality mean for healthcare

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

By Jessica Davis 02:12 pm December 14, 2017
The landmark decision, according to Chairman Ajit Pai, will promote competition among internet providers.
net neutrality for healthcare

Ajit Pai serves as the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission. Photo via Twitter

By Jessica Davis 01:24 pm December 14, 2017
While FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai claims overturning rules regulating the Internet could be a boon to telemedicine and add bandwidth to underserved areas, many people working in the industry say that’s a stretch.
PwC: Top 12 defining healthcare issues of 2018
By Bill Siwicki 01:18 pm December 14, 2017
AI, IoT, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and patient experience are prime concerns, according to PwC.

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