Government & Policy

U.S. CIO Tony Scott interoperability

Federal CIO Tony Scott.

By Bill Siwicki 07:37 am November 04, 2016
The Obama appointee also shed light on what’s necessary for digitizing and transforming an enterprise. 
By Mike Miliard 06:59 am November 03, 2016
Contest seeks innovative uses of APIs thay can enable consumers to more easily share their personal health data.
By Jessica Davis 01:26 pm November 02, 2016
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft framework to help U.S. employers better identify, maintain, recruit and develop cybersecurity talent.
CMS final rule

CMS administrator Andy Slavitt

By Bernie Monegain 11:05 am November 02, 2016
The final rule also drops clinical decision support and computerized order entry objectives and measures.
By Bernie Monegain 01:14 pm October 31, 2016
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has counted 32,000 confirmed cases thus far.
FDA death medical devices
By Kaiser Health News 10:39 am October 31, 2016
FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health director Jeffery Shuren, MD, said the violations pointed to a larger problem among hospitals nationwide in reporting patient harm tied to medical devices.
Obamacare premiums hospitals insurers
By Kaiser Health News 10:31 am October 31, 2016
Premium assistance programs are under fire. Insurers countered that it is not fair for hospitals and advocacy groups financed by providers to steer people who could be covered by Medicare or Medicaid into marketplace plans with higher reimbursement rates.
NSA simplifying data security

Center for Internet Security senior vice president Tony Sager will be among the speakers at the upcoming HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privay & Security Forum Boston. 

By Bill Siwicki 09:55 am October 31, 2016
Approach cybersecurity like war. Then take a defender’s standpoint, share information whenever possible, understand what you really need to accomplish and study history.
Population health ACO Jonathan Bush

athenahealth chief Jonathan Bush said that participating in an ACO is unlikely to be a profitable move. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:00 am October 26, 2016
First the industry must unhook its terrestrial addiction to fee-for-service models.
AHA ONC interoperability standards
By Jack McCarthy 09:41 am October 26, 2016
American Hospital Association said the draft 2017 ISA must assess the use, not just adoption, of standards.

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