Government & Policy

GOP healthcare bill
By Susan Morse 01:00 pm June 22, 2017
Cost-sharing reduction payments continue through 2019 in bill that stabilizes health insurance market, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Veterans Affairs chooses Cerner EHR
By Bernie Monegain 10:22 am June 22, 2017
But Senators are worried that he is underfunding the commercial electronic health record that will replace VistA.
ONC certified EHRs
By Bernie Monegain 04:42 pm June 20, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT makes it easier to access the information currently in its Certified Health IT Product List, including the latest corrective action involving eClinicalWorks.
Experts: There’s no gray area with ransomware breach reporting
By Jessica Davis 02:36 pm June 20, 2017
OCR’s updated rules make it pretty clear: The burden of proof is on the healthcare provider.
By Jessica Davis 02:46 pm June 19, 2017
Microsoft has released new patches for Microsoft XP and Server 2003 systems while DHS pointed to an increase in North Korean cyber activity.
Healthix HIE links with Mount Sinai, Northwell exchanges to boost population health
By Mike Miliard 01:29 pm June 19, 2017
Large public HIE connects with InterSystems to private health system networks for more comprehensive patient data sharing.
FDA Scott Gottlieb
By Jessica Davis 02:55 pm June 16, 2017
The agency is working on creating a third-party certification program that would allow low-risk products to be marketed without FDA premarket review.
CMS overpaid to incentive programs
By Jessica Davis 12:23 pm June 16, 2017
The last time the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services discovered overpayments it started auditing more providers. Because that could happen again, hospitals need to be sure documentation is in order right away.
Greg Touhill

Greg Touhill, former US CISO, testifies at congressional hearing on Thursday.

By Jessica Davis 10:44 am June 16, 2017
Greg Touhill left the position in February after the Trump transition. The President has left the position, which Obama rated in 2016, thus far vacant.
WannaCry more attacks coming
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm June 15, 2017
More attacks are coming and they will be much worse, Greg Touhill and other security experts told a House Science subcommittee.

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