Government & Policy

Meaningful Measures
By Mike Miliard 03:52 pm November 28, 2017
The aim of the core measures is to refocus the agency's regimen of quality metrics on high-quality healthcare and meaningful outcomes for patients, according to the agency.
VA failed to report poor performance
By Jessica Davis 10:42 am November 28, 2017
GAO found that 8 out of 9 providers with concerns on their records weren’t reported to state and national databases -- which could have pulled their licenses and prevented them crossing state lines to practice.
Denise Hines receives Woman of the Year in Technology Award

Women in Technology honor HIMSS North America Board Chair Denise Hines with the Small Enterprise Award.

By Bernie Monegain 09:17 am November 28, 2017
Hines, who built her own healthcare technology company, honored by Women in Technology.
FCC broadband

Mignon Clyburn, Ajit Pai, Chairman, and Michael O'Rielly are three of the five commissioners for the FCC. Credit: fcc.gov

By Jessica Davis 03:23 pm November 27, 2017
The proposed draft would update the agency’s Rural Health Care Program and waive the $400 million annual cap for a one-time basis, as its Telecom Program has doubled in size from 2011 to 2016.
audit Medicaid telehealth payments
By Jessica Davis 01:01 pm November 20, 2017
The increase in the use of telehealth in the healthcare sector have prompted the HHS watchdog to evaluate compliance with reimbursement requirements.
HHS Cybersecurity Task Force

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 12:29 pm November 20, 2017
Congressman says BOMs included with every device will help organizations assess threats and give transparency with managing system vulnerabilities.
Medical IoT legislation
By Bill Siwicki 09:49 am November 20, 2017
The Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act would require the FDA to establish a working group to recommend frameworks and guidelines for medical device security.
HHS names three new members to HIT Advisory Committee

Leslie Lenert, MD, Clem J. McDonald, MD and Robert Wah, MD, were all named to the HIT Advisory Committee.

By Jessica Davis 01:42 pm November 17, 2017
As established by the 21st Century Cures Act, the committee is tasked with creating policies, standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria for health technology.
CHIME drops National Patient ID Challenge
By Bill Siwicki 04:48 pm November 16, 2017
Experts point to ONC’s own challenge as evidence that algorithms are a more effective approach to the patient record matching problem.
Cerner DoD EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:16 pm November 16, 2017
The VistA replacement will be built off the MHS Genesis work already in progress for the Defense Department.

Most Read

The Daily Brief Newsletter