Government & Policy

HIMSS17 The Last Well
By Gus Venditto 06:53 am February 09, 2017
An exhibit hall water pump represents a project to solve an urgent health issue. 
Innovacer MIPS reporting optimization

Innovaccer co-founders, left to right, Sandeep Gupta, chief operating officer; Abhinav Shashank, CEO; and Kanav Hasija, chief strategy and research officer.

By Bernie Monegain 11:30 am February 08, 2017
The new technology is designed to help providers monitor clinical outcomes and make government reporting easier.
SNOMED EHR Analytics HIMSS17

David Markwell is the head of education for the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization and SNOMED International

By John Andrews 07:01 am February 08, 2017
SNOMED International head David Markwell will shed light on how the clinical terminologies contribute to greater consistency for clinical analytics. 
Jason Pierre-Paul ESPN HIPAA

Photo by Mike Morbeck, Wikimedia Commons

By Jack McCarthy 06:55 am February 07, 2017
The New York Giants player filed suit against the television network after a reporter tweeted out a picture of his hospital record after a fireworks accident. 

(Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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.

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