Government & Policy

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.
patient data minors

HEALTHeLINK executive director Dan Porreca said the law gives clinicians the most up-to-date information about patients.

By Mike Miliard 11:33 am January 04, 2017
The rule will help make available accurate and up-to-date information for minors who may see several physicians, or whose caregivers don't have their medical history on-hand.
HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador
By Tom Sullivan 12:23 pm January 03, 2017
Shah shares pet peeves, his health IT hero, and the top-of-mind issues among his social media followers. 

Xerox headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut (photo: Daniel Penfield via Wikimedia Commons)

By Tom Sullivan 10:01 am January 03, 2017
The new entity will offer analytics, telehealth and workflow tools among its healthcare-centric products and services. 

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable complications, including various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls

By Jordan Rau 09:01 am December 30, 2016
Latest hospital injury fines include crackdown on antibiotic resistant germs.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan

By Jessica Davis 11:30 am December 29, 2016
A patient at accessed the information from a library computer and, nearly a year later, posted it online.

From left to right: Toby Cosgrove, John Noseworthy, Paul Rothman and David Torchiana.

By Bernie Monegain 10:16 am December 29, 2016
The CEOs of four prestigious healthcare systems gathered in Florida on Dec. 28 to meet with President-elect Donald J. Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach – reportedly to discuss care delivery reforms and ways to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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