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National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, will no longer co-chair the ONC HIT Policy Committee. 

By Tom Sullivan 03:02 pm April 19, 2016
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping away from the co-chair role on the ONC Health IT Policy Committee.
By Mike Miliard 10:58 am April 19, 2016
Care coordination, quality measurement, patient engagement and population health management strategies are routinely used by physicians with electronic health records who participate in accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.
By Jack McCarthy 10:07 am April 18, 2016
The bill gives the Veterans Affairs money to digitize claims processing, advance telemedicine, and modernize its electronic health record software, but only once it proves interoperability with the DoD and private sector. 

NIST fellow Ronald Ross said the agency is gearing up to publish new best practices that help hospitals avoid and withstand cyberattacks. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:59 am April 18, 2016
The imminent set of best practices will help healthcare organizations become more penetration-resistant, more effective at limiting damage attackers can inflict and ultimately better able to withstand cyberattacks. 
By Tom Sullivan 09:29 am April 15, 2016
Sanders is calling for a single payer system, while Clinton said she would support expanding the Affordable Care Act to insure every American.

Xerox headquarters. Source: Daniel Penfield via Wikicommons

By 04:28 pm April 13, 2016
Combine years of delay, ever-changing rules and requirements, state and federal red tape and a once-mighty company now in deep financial trouble. What do you get? In California’s case, a $179 million computer modernization project that has to be junked.
By Bernie Monegain 09:59 am April 12, 2016
As part of the Vermont Health Care Innovation Project, the Green Mountain State has tapped Boston-based PatientPing for data exchange among its hospitals.
By Susan Morse 01:31 pm April 11, 2016
The new model is expected to work hand in hand with data and technologies to boost care, lower cost, and advance the industry toward becoming a learning health system.

Jessica Rich, director of FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection

By Jessica Davis 10:51 am April 11, 2016
Multi-agency collaboration aim to help app developers stay aware of consumer privacy and safety protections, while still enabling innovation, officials say.
By Jessica Davis 04:56 pm April 08, 2016
The Government Accountability Office discovered vulnerabilities in three states and said that other state-run health insurance exchanges may be at risk too.

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