Government & Policy

Not so fast, Congress: VistA is more interoperable than you think

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin.

By Jessica Davis 03:22 pm May 22, 2017
While Congress has long-spurned DoD and Veterans Affairs for failing to become interoperable, the VA isn’t necessarily to blame.
GE Women in Global Health

Global Health stats from the World Health Organization Assembly underway in Geneva, Switzerland.

By Bernie Monegain 03:20 pm May 22, 2017
The organizations are also releasing a documentary film about women  making an impact at the grassroots level in traditionally under-represented communities. 
By Tom Sullivan 12:59 pm May 22, 2017
April was the second straight month where breached healthcare entities improved the time it took to detect security incidents and how quickly they then alerted the government.  
By Bill Siwicki 12:44 pm May 22, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office says the two bills will cost less than $1 million combined over the next 5 years.
Ivanka Trump healthcare
By Bernie Monegain 06:41 am May 22, 2017
The Democrats also requested a meeting with the First Daughter and Senior White House Adviser to discuss healthcare policy. 

President Donald J. Trump, Gage Skidmore photo

By Bernie Monegain 06:08 am May 22, 2017
President Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule on May 15, an order that has been on-again, off-again depending on which political party is in power. The rule bars international charities from promoting abortion as a method of family planning. Even a conversation with a physician about abortion could be deemed illegal under the law.
VA taps DSS for mobile patient scheduling tool
By Jessica Davis 08:44 am May 18, 2017
The $19.6 million contract will bolster patient access to care and is fully integrated with the VistA EHR.
Coast Guard new EHR vendor
By 10:06 am May 15, 2017
Cerner came out on top, with many readers saying it would be best for consistency with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Agencies warn US healthcare about growing threat in global ransomware attack
By Henry Powderly 08:58 am May 15, 2017
The WannaCry attack, that has so far affected 150 countries, could continue to plague systems Monday.
Senate bill would fast-track rules for firing bad VA employees
By Jessica Davis 01:58 pm May 12, 2017
The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act overhauls long-standing civil service protections that President Donald Trump said he would enact to hold the agency accountable.

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