Government & Policy

Opioid commission

The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis asked the President to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency on July 31.

By Jessica Davis 01:15 pm August 01, 2017
The White House opioid group led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also asked Trump to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency.
cerner Q2 bookings
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm July 28, 2017
In the first earnings call since the passing of CEO Neal Patterson, the company also revealed a 6 percent uptick in revenue and offered updates on its work with the DoD and VA.
NIH precision medicine initiative
By Bernie Monegain 10:38 am July 27, 2017
Awardees, which will share in $1.7 million to support the cause, charged with raising awareness around the project.
HHS breach reporting website

Screensnap of HSS' breach reporting website tool.

By Jessica Davis 11:29 am July 26, 2017
Office for Civil Rights says the site is now easier to navigate and only contains the last two years of healthcare organization and business associate breaches.
Senate vote on healthcare bill
By Susan Morse 04:02 pm July 25, 2017
Republican senators voting against motion to proceed were Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
VA bill to improve care, wait times

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo by Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons 

By Jessica Davis 01:16 pm July 25, 2017
The pilot program would provide 10 Veterans Affairs medical centers with medical scribes over the next two years and require the agency to periodically report to Congress.
new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee
By Mike Miliard 12:15 pm July 25, 2017
Applications are being accepted for the HHS group under a provision of the 21st Century Cures Act.
By Bernie Monegain 05:09 pm July 24, 2017
A United Nations political forum finds measurable ways technology can play a role in parity.
patients don't like EHR portals
By Mike Miliard 04:19 pm July 24, 2017
Just one-third of patients offered visibility into their health data took advantage of it, according to a recent report, which offers recommendations for improving patient access.
incentivize mental health providers to buy EHRs
By Jessica Davis 01:54 pm July 24, 2017
The bipartisan legislation is part of a CMS Innovation Center project to promote EHR adoption for the improvement of care quality and interoperability.

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