Government & Policy

Medicare patients in Hurricane Harvey

Texas National Guardsmen assist residents affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey onto a military vehicle in Houston on Aug. 27. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:43 am August 28, 2017
CMS has waived document requirements to ensure medical facilities can deliver care to displaced individuals.
women's healthcare
By 04:45 pm August 24, 2017
Women have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of healthcare and are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid and plan healthcare coverage for the whole family.  
ICD-10 rules

CMS Administrator Seema Verma and National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, both received letters from groups expressing concerns about delays that will slow progress in health IT progress.

By Mike Miliard 04:05 pm August 24, 2017
Vendor representatives from Cerner, Epic and others argue that mid-course changes in direction only waste the time and money of providers and tech developers alike.
Fujifilm wins contract with DoD

The Synapse 3D system in a screenshot from FujiFilm.

By Bill Siwicki 12:50 pm August 24, 2017
Technology will play a significant role in the MHS Genesis transition, the DoD’s ongoing Cerner EHR overhaul, the company says.
EHR vendor CliniComp sues government over no-bid VA contract with Cerner
By Jessica Davis 03:39 pm August 22, 2017
The San Diego-based vendor scorned the VA for not conducting a competitive bidding process and alleged there is ample time for other EHR vendors to compete for the contract.
By Jessica Davis 12:24 pm August 22, 2017
The state’s Human Services department migrated its legacy eligibility systems to a modernized network in 2014, but the Inspector General’s office found flaws caused by insufficient controls.
hospitals can beat hackers
By Tom Sullivan 11:26 am August 21, 2017
Security frameworks and threat intelligence sharing already exist that hospitals can put to work to defeat cybercriminals.

Photo via Martin Falbisoner

By Jessica Davis 02:49 pm August 17, 2017
But while Congress proposed taking ONC’s budget down to $38 million, the FDA would get $500 million budget increase if passed.
CEOs quit Trump manufacturing council
By Jessica Davis 04:22 pm August 15, 2017
The president’s initial response to the alt-right’s violent protest led executives from Under Armour, AAM and Merck to leave the group as well.
NIH genomics investment
By Bernie Monegain 02:41 pm August 11, 2017
New funding targets diverse and underserved populations as well as settings beyond academic medical centers.

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