Government & Policy

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. 
By Susan Morse 11:23 am January 27, 2017
Burwell will become the first woman to be president of the university. 
Amita Health risk models

Amita COO for population health Ryan West (left) and chief medical officer Luke Hansen, MD. 

By Susan Morse 01:57 pm January 26, 2017
The provider shares the four key principles it has instituted during two decades of clinical and financial success with capitation arrangements.

Matt Barrett is NIST program manager for the Cybersecurity Framework.

By Jessica Davis 02:12 pm January 23, 2017
While officials made no major changes to the security guidance, the proposed updates evolve the voluntary guidance and introduces measurement methods for cybersecurity.
By Susan Morse 01:36 pm January 23, 2017
The Next Generation ACO Model tests whether financial incentives are working to improve outcomes. The 45 participants are up from 17 last year. 
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By John Andrews 09:31 am January 23, 2017
Legal expert says that the federal government and Health and Human Services should take into account the challenges and opportunities that new technologies present and how those impact old laws. 
Mostashari value based care
By Farzad Mostashari, MD 01:11 pm January 20, 2017
Former National Coordinator for Health IT: "Even though EHRs have proliferated, we have yet to achieve the interoperability, usability and full utility of them."

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