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Digital pill

Credit: Proteus

By Dave Muoio 07:36 pm March 08, 2018
Speaking at HIMSS18, Proteus cofounder and CMO George Savage, MD, recalled the early development and regulation challenges in developing the novel drug delivery tech.
Department of Veterans Affairs looks to private developers for innovation
By Laura Lovett 02:17 pm March 08, 2018
New API allows developers to create digital technology to build mobile and web apps that serve veterans.
Economist Paul Krugman HIMSS18
By Jessica Davis 08:27 pm March 07, 2018
Economist says more scrutiny on elective procedures could contribute to a long-term solution.
HHS regulations

HHS panel speaking at HIMSS18 on Wednesday.

By Laura Lovett 06:08 pm March 07, 2018
The federal agency is also focused on new public-private partnerships as it casts away old, bureaucratic ways of thinking.
ONC chief Donald Rucker
By Mike Miliard 11:28 am March 07, 2018
The National Coordinator explains how ONC is approaching 21st Century Cures, TEFCA, info blocking, EHR usability, the power of smartphones to drive interoperability and more.
6 policymakers promise change is on the way
By 06:05 pm March 06, 2018
At the start of HIMSS18, government officials energize attendees with an insider view of coming changes in Washington.
ONC leaders call for fewer regulations

National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, speaking at the HIMSS18 ONC Town Hall on Tuesday.

By Mike Miliard 04:55 pm March 06, 2018
As the agency works to advance an array of big projects, ONC is also focused on reducing documentation and quality reporting burdens for providers.
cybersecurity threats

Jon Walter McKeeby, the CIO for its Department of Clinical Research Informatics, speaking during a HIMSS18 Allscripts’ meeting on data security best practices.

By Jessica Davis 04:12 pm March 06, 2018
Leaders from Allscripts, NIH, Albany Medical Center and others offered a sobering look at cyberattack risks, calling for bigger budgets and a security-first culture.
CMS interoperability

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma speaking at HIMSS18 on Tuesday.

By Susan Morse 02:17 pm March 06, 2018
The government-wide MyHealthEData initiative is led by the White House Office of American Innovation.
Jared Kushner at HIMSS18

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner speaking at HIMSS18 on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 12:50 pm March 06, 2018
The President’s senior advisor said the government’s strategy will involve unleashing data to spark innovations such as AI and machine learning with the ultimate goal of interoperability for all Americans.

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