Government & Policy

By Anthony Brino 03:23 pm November 06, 2014
While all-payer claims databases are taking shape in more than a dozen states, the long-term benefits remain to be seen and will likely depend on a number of factors.
By Erin McCann 11:08 am November 06, 2014
The EHR audits are coming. The Office of the Inspector General will continue to pay closer attention to the healthcare industry's use of electronic health records -- in particular HIPAA security, EHR incentive payments and fraud, according to the office's recently released 2015 work plan.
By Eric Wicklund 09:59 am November 06, 2014
The Nov. 4 midterm elections were a statement, to be sure, with Republicans wresting control of the Senate away from Democrats and expanding their lead in the House of Representatives. But what will this new political landscape mean for mobile and telehealth moving forward these next two years?
By Erin McCann 08:06 am November 06, 2014
Yet Americans still say they support electronic health records and information exchange, according to a new report by ONC that aligns with research conducted by Harvard School of Public Health.
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By Mike Miliard 10:22 am November 05, 2014
A fresh batch of disheartening Stage 2 attestation numbers has prompted several industry groups to once again implore the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to shorten the meaningful use reporting period in 2015 and offer more leeway on some of its more problematic measures.
By Eric Wicklund 09:31 am November 05, 2014
Will the Republican-controlled Congress be a boon or bust for mobile and telehealth initiatives?
By Government Health IT Staff 07:59 am November 05, 2014
As Google course-corrects its Flu Trends engine by integrating CDC data, two distinct teams of researchers have demonstrated some success mining Wikipedia searches.
By Mike Miliard 10:52 am November 04, 2014
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has named Anjum Khurshid, MD, director of health systems at the Louisiana Public Health Institute, to serve on the Health IT Policy Committee. She has also renewed appointments for three members of the Health IT Standards Committee.
By Tom Sullivan 10:38 am November 04, 2014
Looking to clear up confusion about the future of ONC, national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD on Tuesday morning said that the office's work continues to be critical to both the federal government and American citizens.
By Rick Kam 08:03 am November 04, 2014
CIOs and CISOs can learn a lot from a consistent incident assessment even if the event did not ultimately result in a breach. Here are two steps to getting started.

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