Government & Policy

HIMSS17 policy
By Jessica Davis 08:03 am January 16, 2017
Our guide to navigating government and policy events at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition includes a Federal Health IT booth and a wide range of educational sessions.
CAQH 9 billion electronic
By Jack McCarthy 07:38 am January 16, 2017
The research determined that prior authorization offers providers the greatest time savings potential. Conducting it electronically reduces the time per transaction from 20 to 6 minutes and the cost from $7.50 to $1.89.
ONC FHIR app challenges
By Jack McCarthy 07:35 am January 16, 2017
National coordinator Vindell Washington said the apps are indicative of the progress and innovation that is possible on top of a digital health architecture. 

Francis Collins

By Jessica Davis 12:04 pm January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump appointed former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani as an informal cybersecurity advisor, the presidential transition office announced Jan. 12. He also recently met with two contenders to head the National Institutes of Health.
CPSI Caravan rural ACO
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am January 12, 2017
The partnership aims to support as many as 20 new rural ACOs nationwide.
Mostashari Aledade GV Google
By Bernie Monegain 10:46 am January 11, 2017
GV, which formerly went by the name Google Ventures, is among those taking a stake in the growing company along with Biomatics Capital and Venrock.
IBM Watson FDA blackchain

IBM Watson Health chief science officer Shahram Ebadollahi said the entities will build on Blockchain's decentralized framework for sharing health information. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:01 am January 11, 2017
The organizations aim to advance the secure exchange of health information and will start by focusing on data related to oncology.
Presence Health HIPAA suit
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am January 10, 2017
The Office for Civil Rights said the Presence suit marks the first HIPAA enforcement action it imposed on a provider for lack of timely breach notification.
social determinants of health

MediQuire CEO Klaus Koenigshausen said that where a patient lives and socio-economic status can have as impartant an impact on patients health as their genetic makeup. 

By Diana Manos 07:44 am January 10, 2017
Emerging models, such as value-based care, cannot adequately move forward without factoring in the role social determinants of health play. 
By Tom Sullivan 01:53 pm January 09, 2017
The outgoing national coordinator discusses interoperability, the promise of innovation and how he used a Palm Pilot to be a better clinician at the point of care. 

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