Government & Policy

MACRA Health Catalyst Peer60
By Bernie Monegain 02:39 pm February 13, 2017
New research uncovers varying degrees of readiness but little concern about the potential to face penalties from the federal government.
Senate Tom Price

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

By Susan Morse 09:19 am February 10, 2017
The Georgia Representative needed no Democrats to get confirmation because the Republicans hold a majority of votes in the Senate. 
Kansas HIE empowers patients
By Diana Manos 08:09 am February 10, 2017
Kansas Health Information Network forwards all information, including notes and reports, to patients via a portal. 

DHMS Program Executive Officer Stacy Cummings

By Jessica Davis 10:29 am February 09, 2017
The Department of Defense turned on its electronic health record pilot MHS Genesis at the Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, Defense Healthcare Management Systems announced via Twitter on Tuesday.
Greenway care coordination HIMSS17

Greenway executive vice president Mark Janiszewski said that healthcare executives need to keep their eye on outocmes, cost and quality. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:39 am February 09, 2017
A company executive says the new services will help customers earn payments under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chronic care management program.
HISS health IT reform
By Jeffrey Coughlin 06:53 am February 09, 2017
HIMSS Senior director of federal and state affairs Jeff Coughlin outlines the four areas where the value of health IT can be clearly articulated. 
HIMSS17 The Last Well
By Gus Venditto 06:53 am February 09, 2017
An exhibit hall water pump represents a project to solve an urgent health issue. 
Innovacer MIPS reporting optimization

Innovaccer co-founders, left to right, Sandeep Gupta, chief operating officer; Abhinav Shashank, CEO; and Kanav Hasija, chief strategy and research officer.

By Bernie Monegain 11:30 am February 08, 2017
The new technology is designed to help providers monitor clinical outcomes and make government reporting easier.
SNOMED EHR Analytics HIMSS17

David Markwell is the head of education for the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization and SNOMED International

By John Andrews 07:01 am February 08, 2017
SNOMED International head David Markwell will shed light on how the clinical terminologies contribute to greater consistency for clinical analytics. 
Jason Pierre-Paul ESPN HIPAA

Photo by Mike Morbeck, Wikimedia Commons

By Jack McCarthy 06:55 am February 07, 2017
The New York Giants player filed suit against the television network after a reporter tweeted out a picture of his hospital record after a fireworks accident. 

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