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VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD

By Jessica Davis 03:30 pm March 09, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has more important priorities than software development, VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, told the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.  
American Health Care Act
By Susan Morse 10:43 am March 09, 2017
The $400 million corporate tax break to top insurance executives was a major sticking point for House Democrats in discussions that lasted until 4. a.m.
Health Partners Plans
By Bernie Monegain 07:50 am March 09, 2017
Anthony Marino will supervise infrastructure and initiatives and provide vendor oversight. 
AHA American Health Care Act

American Hospital Association CEO Richard Pollack said the organizaton cannot support the Republicans American Health Care Act as it exists right now. 

By Mike Miliard 10:30 am March 08, 2017
Two major hospital groups, concerned about the financial impact that would be imposed on them under House Republicans' proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, have said they can't support the bill in its current form.
HIMSS17 AI ACA analytics
By Tom Sullivan 09:17 am March 08, 2017
This year's conference hit on many healthcare trends, including machine learning, analytics and population health. And then there were Dan Rather, Ginni Rometty, John Boehner and Michael Leavitt. Here are the high points, all in one place.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the new GOP proposal would "drive down costs, encourage competition, and give every American access to quality, affordable health insurance."

By Kaiser Health News 07:01 am March 07, 2017
The proposed legislation would also keep two key provisions: Adult children can stay on their parents' insurance plan until age 26 and insurers cannot charge people with preexisting medical conditions more for coverage.
Trump Thiel deputy CTO
By Bernie Monegain 04:46 pm March 06, 2017
Michael Kratsios will replace Alexander Macgillivray, though the President has not yet named a Chief Technology Officer to take over for Megan Smith. 
leaked ACA replacement
By Bill Siwicki 03:29 pm March 03, 2017
The latest draft would phase out Medicaid expansion for low-income adults and convert to block grants for the states.
AHIMA toolkit HIPAA audits
By Jack McCarthy 09:57 am March 03, 2017
The External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit, free for members, includes checklists for HIPAA audit steps, a list of potential documents OCR could request and a master policy template for the privacy and security compliance program. 
Trump STEM laws women
By Bernie Monegain 09:37 am March 03, 2017
The Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act and the INSPIRE Act promise more policies concerning women in the workforce.

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