Government & Policy

By Tom Sullivan 03:37 pm April 26, 2017
Here’s a look at what went wrong, and what the Coast Guard seeks in its next electronic health record.
CMS meaningful use requirements
By Bill Siwicki 02:31 pm April 26, 2017
Public health, clinical data or specialized registry electronic reporting options intended to help with meaningful use requirements.
Brett Giroir HHS assistant secretary

Dr. Brett Giroir at a TEDx talk in 2012 at Texas A&M.

By Jessica Davis 10:36 am April 26, 2017
Brett Giroir, who is currently CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, takes over role formerly held by Karen DeSalvo.
By Tom Sullivan 03:27 pm April 25, 2017
The software rollout went so wrong that the agency had to first revert to paper records and then start from scratch to find a new EHR vendor.
FCC broadband rural hospitals

The FCC wants the healthcare industry to give information on how to promote effective policy and regulations because the “shortfall is likely to disproportionately affect rural and remote areas which are already medically-underserved,” officials said.

By Jessica Davis 02:29 pm April 25, 2017
The agency is seeking comments and data on expanding accessibility, especially to rural and underserved areas, as the United States falls behind the rest of the world.

President Donald J. Trump is disappointing some of his women supporters.  Gage Skidmore photo

By Bernie Monegain 08:47 am April 25, 2017
Women in battleground states who voted for President Donald Trump are becoming increasingly disenchanted about the border wall and cuts to after-school programs.
By Henry Powderly 03:23 pm April 24, 2017
While attempts to reform or replace the Affordable Care Act have been hampered by ideological divides, the president was able to install new leadership at key agencies.
CardioNet slammed with $2.5 million fine for failed risk management and analysis
By Jessica Davis 02:50 pm April 24, 2017
Although only the breach only affected 1,391 patients, the size of the fine reflects the organization’s failure to implement HIPAA Security Rule policies and procedures.
healthcare orgs fight cyberthreats
By Jessica Davis 02:02 pm April 24, 2017
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will educate healthcare organizations and patients about risks associated with mobile data and apps.
AHIMA pushes Congress to fund ONC, continue investing in EHR interoperability
By Tom Sullivan 01:31 pm April 24, 2017
The industry group argued that not adequately funding the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT would undermine the 21st Century Cures Act and inhibit work toward a learning health system.

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