Government & Policy

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. 
By Healthcare IT News 02:02 pm January 06, 2017
The outgoing department head touts big advancements in access to care, quality improvements and cost efficiencies - thanks in large part to health IT and data-driven innovation. But she points to much work still to be done in the years ahead.
NQF quality measure
By Mike Miliard 12:59 pm January 06, 2017
Of 1,367 quality measures, more than 800 overlapped or had similar focus, according to the agency, which calls for comprehensive database of measures under development.
interoperability HIMSS17
By Jack McCarthy 07:01 am January 06, 2017
Our roundup of the education sessions, Interop Showcase and other events at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando this February.  
CMS ONC AHRQ eCQI
By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm January 05, 2017
The agencies have integrated the eCQI Resource Center with the United States Health Information Knowledgebase, enabling users to compare different versions and metadata of electronic clinical quality measures.
health IT wish 2017
By Mike Miliard 11:56 am January 05, 2017
From health policy to cybersecurity, better interoperability to more usable EHRs – a long list of hopes for the year ahead.
By Jessica Davis 11:57 am January 04, 2017
A white hat hacker says he notified DoD subcontractor Potomac Healthcare on Dec. 29, but the files remained online for more than an hour after the initial warning.

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