Government & Policy

Reversing DACA puts patient care at risk, AMA says

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (CNN)

By Tom Sullivan 11:37 am September 06, 2017
In reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects about 800,000 immigrants, the American Medical Association has called on Congress to consider alternatives that will not hinder the healthcare workforce.
CDS software design guidelines
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm September 05, 2017
The Clinical Decision Support Coalition’s suggestions are focused on the design and development of medium-risk tools for decision support that don't fall under FDA purview.
EHR data exchange
By Tom Sullivan 02:05 pm September 05, 2017
The National Quality Forum has released new guiding principles for a truly interoperable healthcare system.
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf

Hal Wolf is firmly behind HIMSS involvement in public policy and is already involved in work to educate the FDA on certification of digital devices and is focused on emerging technologies like blockchain.

By Gus Venditto 03:13 pm September 01, 2017
Hal Wolf believes an aging population will require a new approach from healthcare IT leaders.
information blocking
By Tom Sullivan 03:38 pm August 29, 2017
The controversial practice puts patient lives at risk and, while the 21st Century Cures Act mandates the government take steps to end info-blocking, the organizations are looking for more clarity.
HIE business models

Mission Hospital is part of SHIEC through St. Joseph Health network in California.

By Tom Sullivan 01:56 pm August 29, 2017
With many community-based HIEs establishing sustainable business models, here’s a look at how the next generation of exchanges are starting to take shape.
Indiana EHR update to fight opioid crisis

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb speaking at the RNC in 2016.

By Mike Miliard 12:27 pm August 29, 2017
The program can be used by physicians and pharmacists to help prevent doctor shopping and fraudulent prescriptions.
Donald Rucker national coordinator ONC

A screen snap of Donald Rucker, MD, speaking at the 2017 Capital Health Tech Summit.

By Tom Sullivan 01:45 pm August 28, 2017
ONC must foster more accurate and effective health information exchange by focusing on those key areas, group says.
Medicare patients in Hurricane Harvey

Texas National Guardsmen assist residents affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey onto a military vehicle in Houston on Aug. 27. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:43 am August 28, 2017
CMS has waived document requirements to ensure medical facilities can deliver care to displaced individuals.
women's healthcare
By 04:45 pm August 24, 2017
Women have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of healthcare and are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid and plan healthcare coverage for the whole family.  

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