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By Jessica Davis 12:16 pm February 06, 2017
During an interview with Bill O'Reilly, Trump said his administration would at least have the "rudiments" for a replacement by the end of the year or into 2018. But he gave no details about how it would be accomplished, or what it would look like.
HIMSS17 population health interoperability
By Chris Nerney 09:15 am February 06, 2017
ONC, HRSA, the Defense Health Agency and other government entities will be in the special exhibit on the show floor, where attendees can find educational sessions and resources focusing on government initiatives to advance healthcare. 

Justin Remais, associate professor of environmental health sciences at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, will lead the project.

By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm February 03, 2017
Researchers will use big data to eliminate the issues of monitoring infectious diseases on a global level, such as tracking disease elimination campaigns, detecting co-infections and increasing rare disease detection in high-risk populations.
Tenet kickback scheme
By Bernie Monegain 11:54 am February 03, 2017
Tenet to pay more than $513 million to resolve the criminal charges and civil claims.
By Jessica Davis 02:20 pm February 02, 2017
In his 11 years on the 10th circuit, Gorsuch has stuck to conservative values and support of religious freedom. But he also has a history of pushing back on federal agencies and regulations – including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

"The roadmap from the ONC has veered off into multiple paths, so it has become a 'choose your own adventure book' process," said Theresa Bell, president and CTO of Kno2. "It speaks to the complexity of it."

By John Andrews 10:12 am February 02, 2017
The path to interoperability has been a circuitous one over the past 13 years, veering off in directions that weren't anticipated when the concept became an industry-wide initiative in 2004.
By Jessica Davis 09:44 am February 02, 2017
The funding will help integrate PMP data into provider and pharmacist clinical workflow, using NarxCare technology developed by Kentucky-based Appriss, which will connect the state's PMP to provider and pharmacy EHRs.
GOP Tom Price HHS

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By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:46 am February 01, 2017
Price to head HHS, Mnuchin to head treasury, pending Senate vote.
By Susan Morse 11:19 am January 31, 2017
Sen. Orrin Hatch: "This has never happened before."
Jonathan Bush athenahealth
By Jonathan Bush 12:35 pm January 30, 2017
athenahealth’s CEO said that hospital executives should stop tolerating software that users hate and, instead, demand a new set of core competencies from their technology vendors. And he pointed to Waze, Google and Kayak as examples to emulate. 

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