Government & Policy

ONC regulation
By Tom Sullivan 04:20 pm May 31, 2017
The industry group calls on the HHS secretary to rein in the Office of the National Coordinator from unnecessarily burdensome regulatory authority.
VA Secretary David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 04:02 pm May 31, 2017
In a White House press briefing, David Shulkin, MD, called on Congress to extend the Veterans Choice program and help him build private-public partnerships to improve veterans’ care.
Paul Ryan names Patrick Soon-Shiong to health IT committee
By Jessica Davis 11:54 am May 31, 2017
The embattled biotech mogul will join Sutter Health informaticist Steven Lane, MD and Norton Healthcare CIO Steve Ready on the HHS task force established by the 21st Century Cures Act.
Cerner DoD EHR
By Tom Sullivan 01:16 pm May 25, 2017
Zane Burke told investors said that the same EHR technology used for subs can benefit rural providers that are often in regions with scarce connectivity.
CBO score for AHCA
By Jeff Lagasse 01:00 pm May 25, 2017
The CBO said 23 million more people would be uninsured by 2026, with older and sicker Americans being hit hardest.

OIG Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Nicholas Dahl spoke at VA financial management hearing on Wednesday.

By Jessica Davis 12:10 pm May 25, 2017
This is not the first time the agency was criticized for its security vulnerabilities: OIG Deputy Assistant Inspector General said the issues have been consistent since 2000.
CBO score for AHCA
By Susan Morse 08:29 am May 25, 2017
In 2026, an estimated 51M people under age 65 would be uninsured, compared to 28M who would lack insurance under current law.
AMIA presses FCC on broadband
By Mike Miliard 03:51 pm May 24, 2017
Informatics group tells the federal agency that robust internet access is key to ensuring everyone benefits from advances in health IT.
Virginia failed to secure Medicaid data

The state of Virginia failed to secure its Medicaid data in a method in line with federal requirements.

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm May 24, 2017
The state’s Department of Medical Assistance Services didn’t meet federal security requirements, which could have compromised the integrity of the system.
modernize veteran care and EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:25 pm May 24, 2017
The funding increase will support the agency’s efforts and expand on private-public partnerships, the VA Secretary told a House committee Wednesday.

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