Government & Policy

By Jessica Davis 03:35 pm December 14, 2017
The federal government’s finalized plan to overhaul legacy tech and move the government into a more secure, cloud-based infrastructure, kicks off Jan. 1, 2018.
net neutrality mean for healthcare

Ajit Pai during the FCC meeting vote on net neutrality Thursday. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 02:12 pm December 14, 2017
The landmark decision, according to Chairman Ajit Pai, will promote competition among internet providers.
net neutrality for healthcare

Ajit Pai serves as the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission. Photo via Twitter

By Jessica Davis 01:24 pm December 14, 2017
While FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai claims overturning rules regulating the Internet could be a boon to telemedicine and add bandwidth to underserved areas, many people working in the industry say that’s a stretch.
PwC: Top 12 defining healthcare issues of 2018
By Bill Siwicki 01:18 pm December 14, 2017
Artificial intelligence, IoT, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and the patient experience are some of the prime concerns, according to the PwC Health Research Institute.
FDA medical device approval
By Jessica Davis 04:15 pm December 11, 2017
The framework would use more modern criteria, allowing comparisons to standards more in line with the tech being evaluated, according to Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
prescription drug monitory program

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm December 11, 2017
The agency believes a nationwide prescription drug monitoring program could be more effective in helping providers identify patients who are potentially abusing or misusing opioids.
VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 11:34 am December 08, 2017
After 138 contractors hired to develop, manage and maintain its legacy VistA EHR, it's now obsolete since VA plans to replace system with Cerner.
Cerner EHR VA DoD
By Mike Miliard 10:34 am December 05, 2017
With federal spending priorities in flux, and VistA technology issues still to be ironed out, one expert parses out what we might expect in the weeks ahead.
HHS opioid code-a-thon
By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm December 04, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a code-at-thon this week, and calling on public health experts, programmers, researchers, data scientists and others to join forces in pursuit of innovative technologies to help attack the opioid crisis from several angles.
By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm December 04, 2017
Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Jerry Moran, R-Kansas introduced legislation Monday designed to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare system.

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