Government & Policy

By 03:29 pm April 11, 2018
The Coast Guard just announced a partnership with DoD on its MHS Genesis EHR project, as the State Department put out an RFI for its own EHR: What’s next for the federal branch?
VA EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:06 pm April 11, 2018
Spending on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces has decreased, as Veterans Affairs has ramped up IT modernization efforts, according to a Deltek report.
SamSam ransomware hackers targeting healthcare

Using two-factor authentication and restriction access behind firewalls can help keep the network safe against the brute force SamSam attacks plaguing the healthcare sector.

By Jessica Davis 12:27 pm April 11, 2018
The hackers behind the attack on Allscripts have hit 10 organizations in the last few months, levering open RDP connections to proliferate inside a network.
Acting VA Secretary Wilkie urges Congress to pass Choice reform

VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie. Credit: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:06 pm April 10, 2018
The Choice Program was designed to shorten wait times and ease travel burdens for veterans. But Congress failed to pass the reform package last month.
Coast Guard EHR vendor
By Jessica Davis 10:40 am April 10, 2018
Federal officials said that USCG’s requirements are almost 100 percent the same as the Defense Department and, unlike Veterans Affairs, the agencies can both rollout the electronic health record under a single contract.
Coast Guard to deploy Cerner EHR in DoD partnership
By Jessica Davis 12:43 pm April 09, 2018
The agency has been operating with pencil and paper for nearly three years after a failed Epic EHR project with the State Department.
HHS asks court to dismiss Ciox lawsuit
By Jessica Davis 12:25 pm April 09, 2018
The medical records vendor sued the agency in January for ‘absurd’ enforcement -- but HHS claims that CiOX has no constitutional standing for such a case.
ONC patients health data

Credit: healthIT.gov

By Mike Miliard 10:43 am April 09, 2018
The online resource offers tips for accessing and using the information stored in electronic health records.
VistA EHR Veterans Affairs

A screensnap of the VistA EHR. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 06:30 am April 06, 2018
We asked Healthcare IT News readers what they thought should come next for the VA’s EHR plan and the majority of users want to keep, and improve, the agency's software.
NIH data science strategy
By Bernie Monegain 02:09 pm April 04, 2018
NIH work is expected to transform how research is performed and how discovery is translated into care.

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