Government & Policy

By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm March 06, 2018
The new API, debuted at HIMSS18, enables patients to securely share their Medicare claims history using a new HL7 FHIR standard.
healthcare policymakers

Elise Sweeney-Anthony, director of the office of policy at the ONC, speaking at HIMSS18 on Monday. 

By Laura Lovett 12:09 pm March 06, 2018
Accessible regulation data allows stakeholders to understand the path toward innovation.

Jon White, MD, ONC Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information, speaking at HIMSS18 on Monday.

By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm March 05, 2018
The agency is close to releasing its interoperability and info blocking guidance, and when enacted, organizations that break the rules may be subject to penalties.
DoD Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 11:15 am March 02, 2018
The work is currently in a planned eight-week assessment period, but some sites have already made progress: Fairchild Air Force Base achieved HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6.
By Mike Miliard 02:23 pm February 28, 2018
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act calls for mandated e-prescribing of controlled substances under Medicare Part D, starting in 2020.
Women in Health IT

Amelie Korant is the deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General.

By Jessica Davis 02:34 pm February 27, 2018
Amelie Koran opens up on her mission to support other women and LGBT members in the government, and pushing to make security leadership roles more diverse.
PDMP data

Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, R-Louisiana, introduced a bill to incentivize states that share prescription drug monitoring program data with law enforcement. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm February 27, 2018
The legislation, introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy, is designed to provide leverage to the opioid crisis by helping law enforcement better identify bad actors and reducing the number of prescribed opioids.
Bipartisan governors health reform

From left, Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, John Hickenlooper, D-Colorado and Bill Walker, I-Alaska talking about their healthcare blueprint for states on Feb. 23. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 03:49 pm February 26, 2018
By shifting into value-based care and taking action to stop rising costs, Congress could improve the affordability of healthcare and promote state innovation, the governors say.
FCC net neutrality repeal

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations speculate on what could become some significant changes from the FCC. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 12:32 pm February 26, 2018
The rollback will come into place in just two months and healthcare organizations should prepare for several potential changes that could touch telehealth, blockchain, AI and connectivity.
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
By Bernie Monegain 09:59 am February 26, 2018
Officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will lead discussions, answer questions, clarify program requirements and more.

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