Government & Policy

Florida opioid PDMP bill
By Jessica Davis 02:44 pm February 22, 2018
The bill unanimously passed a state house committee on Wednesday and would set limits to the number of days a provider can prescribe initial opioid medications.
Trump Affordable Care Act
By Bernie Monegain 01:04 pm February 22, 2018
The administration said the burden these programs put on doctors and hospitals has led to consolidation, which reduces competition and drives prices higher.
interoperability leaders in healthcare

David Kibbe (left) is leaving his CEO post at DirectTrust while Eric Heflin (right) joins ONC’s core data project.

By Mike Miliard 12:08 pm February 22, 2018
Sequoia Project CTO/CIO Eric Heflin joins ONC’s core data project while David Kibbe is leaving his CEO post at DirectTrust.
patient ID opioid crisis
By Jessica Davis 04:53 pm February 21, 2018
In response to the Senate Finance Committee’s request for comment, the advocacy group points to interoperability as the biggest challenge to patient safety and access to patient prescribing history.
By Bernie Monegain 12:54 pm February 21, 2018
Organizations say that ONC should more closely align TEFCA with interoperability work already happening and relax requirements to avoid disruptive setbacks.
NCQA approved as ONC-authorized testing lab
By Mike Miliard 02:51 pm February 20, 2018
The lab will offer IT and data vendors two certifications for quality reporting capabilities.
connect EHRs to public health

Zika is among the conditions Digital Bridge plans to track to improve data for public health and clinical practices as well as lower costs for information sharing.

By Bernie Monegain 08:49 am February 20, 2018
The aim is to streamline interoperability between private systems and IT public health agencies for disease monitoring and outbreak response. 
colorado breach reporting
By Jessica Davis 11:45 am February 19, 2018
The amended bill that would cut breach reporting time in half for healthcare providers, unanimously passed a State House committee meeting last week.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:53 am February 19, 2018
The federal agency aims to help IT decision makers sift through the hype to make "clear-eyed" choices about blockchain.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar testified at the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on Thursday. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 04:14 pm February 16, 2018
As part of its FY19 budget request, the agency is looking into how to leverage PDMPs to track prescribing histories, as well as reporting suspected abuse to the DEA.

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