Government & Policy

EHR meaningful use
By Tom Sullivan 11:19 am September 21, 2017
Two big changes: EHR makers are now able to self-declare compliance with specific criteria and ONC will not audit certification bodies’ random surveillance practices.
Seema Verma CMS

CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Photo via Twitter

By Susan Morse 11:44 am September 20, 2017
CMS innovation center programs in limbo as officials say free market approach will encourage competition among healthcare providers.
HHS cybersecurity audit
By Jessica Davis 01:51 pm September 19, 2017
The increase in threats and sophistication have prompted the need to shore up government security policies, according to the agency’s updated 2017 work plan.
telehealth House bill

The Texas Army National Guard moves through flooded Houston streets from Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Army photo

By Mike Miliard 02:19 pm September 18, 2017
Thousands of people in Florida and Texas have made use of remote consults offered by Nemours and others.
St Jude Medical cardiac rhythm management product, pacemaker

The FDA getting involved in ordering a recall marks a major change in direction for the agency and medical device manufacturers.

By Richard Staynings 11:50 am September 15, 2017
Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took the unprecedented step of recalling a biomedical device because of concerns over its lack of cybersecurity.
Kaspersky banned by Homeland Security

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. General Vincent Stewart and Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on May 11.

By Jessica Davis 10:29 am September 14, 2017
While Kaspersky has continuously denied any wrongdoing, the Department of Homeland Security is giving agencies just 90 days to remove all software from systems.
strengthen cybersecurity at hospitals

“Only together will we make the healthcare sector more resilient,” Christopher Wlaschin said at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm September 12, 2017
These are the steps infosec pros should be taking today.
Intermountain helps DACA status workers
By Bernie Monegain 03:45 pm September 11, 2017
CEO Mark Harrrison said the system will help file the paperwork required for them to continue to legally live and work in the U.S.
MACRA tools

Data from an EHR for ACI and quality category analysis. Photo via SA Ignite

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:11 am September 08, 2017
From MGMA’s online forum to SA Ignite’s MACRA software, clinicians can set the groundwork, find success.
meaningful use

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Vindell Washington, MD, and John Halamka, MD, are among the health IT pros sparring over how to fix meaningful use.

By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm September 07, 2017
A rock star lineup of health IT pros including Karen DeSalvo, John Halamka weigh in on where the program went astray and suggest the direction that government and industry should steer towards.

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