Government & Policy
09:23 am July 13, 2016
Obama wrote that Congress should revisit the idea of building a more affordable public healthcare plan for citizens living in regions with few other options to save the federal government money and improve care.
11:18 am July 12, 2016
Its advice includes ways to prevent and contain malware threats; OCR officials stress that these viruses are considered security incidents under HIPAA.
CMS calls for extending Diabetes Prevention Program into Medicare, proposes new doc fees to boost chronic care
09:54 am July 11, 2016
In a boost for population health, the move would keep focus on prevention, wellness and chronic disease management.
03:50 pm July 08, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services has named Beth Killoran its new chief information officer, HHS Acting Deputy Secretary Mary K. Wakefield announced July 8.
11:31 am July 08, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is looking for ways that blockchain could be put to work in healthcare scenarios.
10:09 am July 08, 2016
The latest wrinkle in the DoD’s mammoth EHR modernization project concerns EHR maker Cerner hosting patient data and applying analytics to it.
12:05 pm July 07, 2016
Proposed legislation would elevate Health and Human Services' CISO from its current position under the CIO. Whether it passes or not, the notion is raising questions about typical reporting structures in the healthcare C-suite.
11:02 am July 07, 2016
The National Institutes of Health awarded $71.6 million over five years to Vanderbilt for establishing and operating the Data and Research Support Center.
10:21 am July 07, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urges Congress to institute more flexibility for quality reporting and eliminate clinical decision support and computerized provider order entry measures for eligible hospitals.
Presidential commission to VA: Opt for commercial EHR and institute Chief Health Information Officer to oversee transition off VistA
04:01 pm July 06, 2016
A report published by the Commission on Care requests major funding from Congress to replace the proprietary VistA EHR, among its list of 18 recommendations.