Government & Policy

By Mike Miliard 04:48 pm February 20, 2017
During a packed ONC Town Hall, officials report progress on EHR safety, precision medicine, interoperability, 21st Century Cures and more.

From left, John Kansky, Mark McClellan and Andy Slavitt at a fireside chat during HIMSS17 in Orlando on Monday.

By Susan Morse 04:28 pm February 20, 2017
Slavitt and McClellan say software is still not meeting the needs of clinicians and patients.

Pierre Yong, director of Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group and Monica Kay, director, Division of Program Management spoke at HIMSS17 in Orlando on Monday.

By Susan Morse 03:42 pm February 20, 2017
Pierre Yong and Monica Kay explain how to handle payment reform under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and the law’s mandate to rid Medicare cards of Social Security numbers.

Steve Lee, director of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm February 17, 2017
The settlement comes three years after two laptops were stolen from Horizon BCBSNJ's Newark headquarters. According to New Jersey officials, health data was left vulnerable as it was password-protected but not encrypted, as required by HIPAA and HITECH.
Memorial Health System HIPAA
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am February 17, 2017
The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights said more than 115,000 people had their PHI accessed and disclosed.
NYC H+H Epic EHR
By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:33 pm February 16, 2017
New York City Health + Hospitals, whose CMIO resigned last March citing patient safety concerns ahead of the Epic go-live, is extending the next phase of its EHR implementation. 
Lahey Health CMMI
By John Andrews 10:16 am February 16, 2017
Cathy Ball, who spearheads Lahey’s participation in the CMMI program, said bundled payments are a step in the right direction toward value-based care. 
Health Catalyst MACRA MIPS
By Ephraim Schwartz 09:01 am February 15, 2017
The vendor will demonstrate its new software at HIMSS17 next week in Orlando. 
Shulkin confirmed VA
By Jessica Davis 11:12 am February 14, 2017
The acting VA undersecretary is the only remaining leader of the Obama administration and the only Trump cabinet pick with bipartisan support.
MACRA Health Catalyst Peer60
By Bernie Monegain 02:39 pm February 13, 2017
New research uncovers varying degrees of readiness but little concern about the potential to face penalties from the federal government.

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