Government & Policy

Cerner DoD EHR
By Tom Sullivan 01:16 pm May 25, 2017
Zane Burke told investors said that the same EHR technology used for subs can benefit rural providers that are often in regions with scarce connectivity.
CBO score for AHCA
By Jeff Lagasse 01:00 pm May 25, 2017
The CBO said 23 million more people would be uninsured by 2026, with older and sicker Americans being hit hardest.

OIG Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Nicholas Dahl spoke at VA financial management hearing on Wednesday.

By Jessica Davis 12:10 pm May 25, 2017
This is not the first time the agency was criticized for its security vulnerabilities: OIG Deputy Assistant Inspector General said the issues have been consistent since 2000.
CBO score for AHCA
By Susan Morse 08:29 am May 25, 2017
In 2026, an estimated 51M people under age 65 would be uninsured, compared to 28M who would lack insurance under current law.
AMIA presses FCC on broadband
By Mike Miliard 03:51 pm May 24, 2017
Informatics group tells the federal agency that robust internet access is key to ensuring everyone benefits from advances in health IT.
Virginia failed to secure Medicaid data

The state of Virginia failed to secure its Medicaid data in a method in line with federal requirements.

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 24, 2017
The state’s Department of Medical Assistance Services didn’t meet federal security requirements, which could have compromised the integrity of the system.
modernize veteran care and EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 24, 2017
The funding increase will support the agency’s efforts and expand on private-public partnerships, the VA Secretary told a House committee Wednesday.
Donald Rucker national coordinator ONC

ONC national coordinator Donald Rucker, MD

By Tom Sullivan 12:12 pm May 24, 2017
Health IT agency will run on a lot less cash and without a slate of operating units.
St. Luke's-Roosevelt HIPAA fine

Photo courtesy Laparoscopic.md

By Beth Jones Sanborn 10:32 am May 24, 2017
The settlement stems from 2014 OCR complaint that staff member from Spencer Cox Center disclosed a patient's protected health information.

The ONC Town Hall event at HIMSS17 discussed the future health IT policy initiatives. With the release of Trump's new budget, many organizations believe the ONC budget cut will have a negative impact on innovation, among other things.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm May 23, 2017
HIMSS, AHIMA, AMIA all say the drastic cuts to ONC and other agencies will hamper patient safety and new cures, send innovation in a downward spiral and slow down work toward a learning health system.

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