Government & Policy

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.
By Jessica Davis 04:42 pm June 14, 2017
While the vendor will be the same as the DoD's system, VA's platform will be designed to meet particulars that are vastly different, David Shulkin, MD, told the Senate VA committee on Wednesday.
HIMSS, PCHAlliance urge FCC to move quickly on widespread broadband
By Bernie Monegain 09:01 am June 14, 2017
Organizations say broader access will support remote-based monitoring and home-based primary care for those with chronic conditions.
VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 04:11 pm June 13, 2017
Appropriations Committee says the VA must detail how the new EHR would be interoperable with the DoD and private sector systems.

Lynda Chin, chief innovation officer for health affairs at The University of Texas Health System, speaking at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit.

By Tom Sullivan 10:44 am June 13, 2017
No, that’s not a joke. It’s also about economic solvency and workforce productivity.
CMS overpaid to incentive programs
By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm June 12, 2017
Failure to conduct minimal documentation reviews left the incentive program open to abuse of federal funds, agency says.
ONC Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge winner

A screen snap of Jason Cronk and Professor Daniel J. Solove’s generator; it won first place.

By Mike Miliard 03:09 pm June 09, 2017
Innovative notices help technology developers clearly communicate their policies to consumers.
ONC interoperability
By Bill Siwicki 01:56 pm June 09, 2017
The ONC chief told a Washington gathering the time is right to address the ‘angst’ over  EHR design and moving medical records.
Bruce Greenstein health and human services
By Mike Miliard 12:40 pm June 09, 2017
Bruce Greenstein comes to the agency from Quartet Health, whose analytics platform helps target care for behavioral health.
Veterans Affairs chooses Cerner EHR
By 09:10 am June 09, 2017
While some respondents said the choice makes sense, others lament lack of competitive bidding, costs.

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