Government & Policy

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.
VA doctor choice
By Bernie Monegain 12:37 pm April 20, 2017
Veterans Choice Program Extension lets vets seek care at private healthcare institutions, buys time for VA Secretary Shulkin to write a more comprehensive plan for veterans’ healthcare needs.
By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am April 20, 2017
With a total of 66 products in ONC’s Certified Health IT List, and many of those are modules rather than EHR platforms, hospital IT shops need to check-in with their vendors now. 
grants fight opioid crisis
By Bernie Monegain 10:44 am April 20, 2017
HHS Secretary Tom Price plans to focus on public health surveillance and the availability of overdose-reversing drugs.
Secret hospital inspections
By Charles Ornstein 10:19 am April 20, 2017
The federal government has proposed requiring that accreditors release reports on the problems they find during hospital inspections. Right now, the reports are secret.
Tell us: Which commercial EHR should the VA pick to replace VistA?
By Tom Sullivan 08:43 am April 20, 2017
The decision is due by July, but many questions are cropping up about which path is actually best in the long-run.  
VA picks two vendors Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am April 19, 2017
Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence will work to create a more interoperable system for the U.S. Veterans Administration.

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