Government & Policy

Tell us: Which EHR should the Coast Guard choose?
By Tom Sullivan 03:08 pm May 08, 2017
The agency is evaluating options after a failed Epic implementation, and another off-the-shelf is the likely choice.
By Mike Miliard 02:40 pm May 08, 2017
While meeting demands set by cybercriminals may solve the problem short-term, the FBI director tells hospitals it will come back to haunt them.
malware campaign REDLEAVES
By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm May 08, 2017
Variants masked as legitimate, existing monitoring tools can gain full network and data access of the victim.
VA hospital links with statewide HIE to move vets beyond paper

Providence VA Medical Center

By Mike Miliard 12:33 pm May 08, 2017
Prior to the partnership, caregivers at Providence VAMC were often left in the dark about what care patients were getting from other providers in the community.
Athenahealth’s Jonathan Bush chided for cursing on-air
By Jessica Davis 11:18 am May 08, 2017
The outspoken CEO went on a tear about companies hesitant to hire women because of the repeal of Obamacare.
Veterans Affairs VistA close VA facilities
By Jessica Davis 10:31 am May 05, 2017
Vacant and underutilized buildings cost $25 million each year to run, and closing these sites will let the VA reinvest in facilities with capital needs, Secretary David Shulkin says.
NYC Health + Hospitals adds $289 million revenue cycle system to Epic EHR

The NYC Health + Hospitals Bellvue Hospital in Manhattan. (Google)

By Bill Siwicki 08:13 am May 05, 2017
The new software, now part of the health system’s $764 Epic EHR rollout, is expected to capture $142 million in added revenue annually.
GOP passes healthcare bill
By 03:11 pm May 04, 2017
Passage of the ACHA has Republicans celebrating, but those who oppose the bill say the fight isn't over.
GOP passes healthcare bill
By Susan Morse 02:37 pm May 04, 2017
Congress voted 217 to 213 Thursday to pass the American Health Care Act to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Mount Sinai owes OIG $42 million
By Bernie Monegain 11:22 am May 04, 2017
New York hospital owes millions for improperly billed Medicare claims in 2012 and 2013, but the recovery period may have passed.

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