Government & Policy

By Diana Manos 09:45 am June 18, 2014
The ability for this next generation of doctors to eliminate suffering will be unprecedented, according to Rep. Mike Burgess (R-Tex.), vice-chair of the subcommittee on health within the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
By Tom Sullivan 09:40 am June 18, 2014
It's time to take an honest look at the program, US Rep Tom Price, MD, said, suggesting ways to improve the effort moving forward.
By Diana Manos 08:28 am June 18, 2014
With the continued shortage of qualified individuals to fill the health IT staffing gap in the outwardly expanding health IT revolution, some experts claim relief can be found in some less likely places.
By Tom Sullivan 03:52 pm June 17, 2014
That and a raft of questions about how government and industry should forge ahead are emerging as the grand vision for interoperable electronic health records systems are progressing too slowly for many stakeholders.
By Tom Sullivan 01:30 pm June 17, 2014
Will tech giants Apple, Google and Samsung entering the healthcare realm gain purchase? The reason to hope so is the promise they hold to advance the Triple Aim.
By Tom Sullivan 11:22 am June 17, 2014
To accomplish that, the Veterans Affairs Department established an inner circle, defined service levels, standardized equipment, and began building on top of that. Today, it’s ramping up for a third circle.
By Anthony Brino 10:23 am June 16, 2014
Health insurers want to guide individuals through health and healthcare, from birth to death,. To improve on the traditional insurance experience--which is not always good one-- they're going to have to innovate at many levels.
About 180,000 Minnesotans gained health insurance as a result of the law, mainly through enrollments in government-sponsored coverage.
By James Christiansen 08:26 am June 16, 2014
Six tips to managing risk in the new information landscape, from the datacenter to outsourced assets, to prepare for the split-second decision-making that will be scrutinized for months to come.
By Diana Manos 10:49 am June 13, 2014
What can the U.S. healthcare industry learn from other nations? In the realm of EHR certification, arguably a whole lot, policymakers point out. The question arose during health IT policy talks in May, and reemerged this week: Could a Kaizen study of certification -- an end-to-end analysis -- reveal what has been lacking in the EHR certification...

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