Government & Policy

Vivek Murthy resigns Sylvia Trent-Adams takes over
By Tom Sullivan 11:18 am April 24, 2017
Sylvia Trent-Adams, Murthy’s deputy, takes over as acting Surgeon General.
Anne Wojcicki CEO 23andMe

23andMe CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki

By Bernie Monegain 07:32 am April 23, 2017
This approval is expected to open the floodgates for more direct-to-consumer tests for disease risks.
By Jessica Davis 03:46 pm April 21, 2017
While the bulk of respondents to our poll picked the reigning EHR favorite, many think a different course would be the agency’s best option.
HIPAA settlement Center for Children’s Digestive Health
By Mike Miliard 02:09 pm April 21, 2017
Center for Children’s Digestive Health shared protected health info with FileFax, but didn't have a BAA in place.
health IT research funding AHRQ
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm April 21, 2017
New grants seek to explore patient-reported data, tech-enabled quality improvement.  
Clinical Sensors lands $1.5 million in NIH grants for sepsis work

Clinical Sensors CEO Philippe Chemla.

By Bernie Monegain 10:57 am April 21, 2017
Startup is developing device to measure nitric oxide level in seconds.
VA should choose anyone but Cerner to ignite EHR interoperability
By Jessica Davis 09:15 am April 21, 2017
Going with a different electronic health record vendor to replace VistA might force the industry to take interoperability issues more seriously, Chilmark founder says.
GOP Obamacare repeal
By Susan Morse 03:24 pm April 20, 2017
A new bill could be out as early as the weekend as President Donald Trump chases a win before his 100-day mark.
By Tom Sullivan 03:12 pm April 20, 2017
Most respondents from foreign countries report far fewer electronic health record dangers.
VA hospitals JAMA report

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 02:10 pm April 20, 2017
The agency scored higher on six of nine patient safety indicators, but still needs to work on behavioral health and patient experience, a JAMA Internal Medicine report finds.

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