Government & Policy

HIPAA breach fines
By Tom Sullivan and Jessica Davis 09:51 am May 10, 2017
There has to be a more sustainable way to get hospitals to put information security controls in place than taking millions out of operating budgets.
No women shaping Senate healthcare bill

President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers gathered in the White House Rose Garden on May 4 to celebrate passage of the House bill to replace Obamacare. Now the Senate goes to work on its version of the bill with a working group of 13 men. White House photo.

By Bernie Monegain 01:14 pm May 09, 2017
There are 13 men working on the new bill while Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins is writing her own legislation.
Tell us: Which EHR should the Coast Guard choose?
By Tom Sullivan 03:08 pm May 08, 2017
The agency is evaluating options after a failed Epic implementation, and another off-the-shelf is the likely choice.
By Mike Miliard 02:40 pm May 08, 2017
While meeting demands set by cybercriminals may solve the problem short-term, the FBI director tells hospitals it will come back to haunt them.
malware campaign REDLEAVES
By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm May 08, 2017
Variants masked as legitimate, existing monitoring tools can gain full network and data access of the victim.
VA hospital links with statewide HIE to move vets beyond paper

Providence VA Medical Center

By Mike Miliard 12:33 pm May 08, 2017
Prior to the partnership, caregivers at Providence VAMC were often left in the dark about what care patients were getting from other providers in the community.
Athenahealth’s Jonathan Bush chided for cursing on-air
By Jessica Davis 11:18 am May 08, 2017
The outspoken CEO went on a tear about companies hesitant to hire women because of the repeal of Obamacare.
Veterans Affairs VistA close VA facilities
By Jessica Davis 10:31 am May 05, 2017
Vacant and underutilized buildings cost $25 million each year to run, and closing these sites will let the VA reinvest in facilities with capital needs, Secretary David Shulkin says.
NYC Health + Hospitals adds $289 million revenue cycle system to Epic EHR

The NYC Health + Hospitals Bellvue Hospital in Manhattan. (Google)

By Bill Siwicki 08:13 am May 05, 2017
The new software, now part of the health system’s $764 Epic EHR rollout, is expected to capture $142 million in added revenue annually.
GOP passes healthcare bill
By 03:11 pm May 04, 2017
Passage of the ACHA has Republicans celebrating, but those who oppose the bill say the fight isn't over.

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