Government & Policy

FDA device ID, blockchain

Pharmacy supply chain management to reduce drug counterfeiting were highlighted in the study.

By Bill Siwicki 04:14 pm January 16, 2018
Continuous funding and partnerships – along with the potential for blockchain-based efforts to reduce the counterfeiting of drugs – are also changing the landscape a new report finds.
Medicaid records breached

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 11:52 am January 15, 2018
A hacker gained access to an Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences network in November and accessed folders containing Medicaid billing data.
HIMSS CIO of the year
By Tom Sullivan 09:25 am January 15, 2018
Methodist Hospital chief information officer named the John E. Gall Jr. award for “his dedication and generosity,” advocating inside the Beltway for many rural and small hospitals — not just his own.
DoD telehealth services

GlobalMed's telemedicine tool at a workplace clinic. Credit: YouTube

By Mike Miliard 03:29 pm January 11, 2018
The veteran-owned company's virtual care technology is also in use at the White House, VA and Defense Health Agency.
CIOX Health sues HHS over HIPAA
By Jessica Davis 09:24 am January 11, 2018
The medical records vendor claimed regulatory changes to HIPAA in 2013 and 2016 threaten to “upend the medical records industry.”
VA telehealth 1Vision
By Bill Siwicki 04:34 pm January 10, 2018
Partnering with AMC Health, the company's telehealth program plans to improve clinical outcomes while reducing hospital readmissions and costs for veterans.
VA Secretary David Shulkin to keynote HIMSS18
By Bill Siwicki 03:29 pm January 10, 2018
Agency leader will discuss delivering coordinated care in the 21st century and will be joined by Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, who leads a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency.
ONC Kathryn Marchesini
By Jessica Davis 02:33 pm January 10, 2018
While it was widely-believed that ONC would eliminate the CPO position to shift priorities after the departure of Deven McGraw in the fall, national coordinator Donald Rucker named an agency veteran to the post on Wednesday.
Pew ONC
By Jessica Davis 09:03 am January 10, 2018
The nonprofit is asking Health IT to define the elements used in application programming interfaces and consider adding information from medical devices, genomic data and social determinants.
Medicaid payment errors
By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm January 09, 2018
While the number of states contributing data was up from 18 to 49, challenges hindered CMS’ ability to effectively manage the program.

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