Government & Policy

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. 
arcane regulations health IT
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."
By Jessica Davis 11:18 am January 19, 2017
The settlement is related to the 2011 theft of a USB drive that contained the ePHI of 2,209 members from the life insurance company's IT department.
Price meaningful use precision medicine
By Mike Miliard 10:52 am January 19, 2017
The HHS nominee decries a law that has turned physicians "into data entry clerks." Meanwhile, genomics represents a "brave new world," he said – but "the challenges of how we afford to be able to make that available to our society are real."
IT vendors HIPAA compliant

Business associate agreements are a great start but putting a vendor monitoring program in place is what made Inspira’s risk of a data breach lower, Francois Bodhuin said. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:43 am January 19, 2017
Inspira Health Network established a vendor-monitoring program that not only protects data but also improved the system’s ability to share it. Information security officer Francois Bodhuin’s advice: Keep it simple but thorough. 

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