Government & Policy

VA EHR

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies at legislative hearing on Oct. 24. Photo via YouTube

By Jessica Davis 02:31 pm October 31, 2017
Allscripts CEO Paul Black urges David Shulkin to present data in a single view that will allow the agency’s healthcare providers to see actionable insights to ensure the best care for veterans.
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm October 30, 2017
The new program aims to streamline quality measures providers are required to meet, rewarding outcomes rather than micromanaging processes.
By Jessica Davis 09:01 am October 30, 2017
Consulting firm CedarBridge Group Founder Carol Robinson says the APIs may be the key to fix workforce shortages, but funding questions are causing pause.
Cerner VA EHR
By Tom Sullivan 01:51 pm October 27, 2017
With two huge government agencies already picking their EHR tech, President Zane Burke has his eyes on Federal Bureau of Prisons, Coast Guard, Indian Health and state Medicaid programs.
IBM watson blockchain
By Mike Miliard 01:39 pm October 27, 2017
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been pursuing trials to explore new ways to manage data, Big Blue is focused on blockchain's security protections.
health agencies moving towards cloud, mobile, cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 09:56 am October 27, 2017
State and local health and human services agencies progress in their use of digital tech to be more effective and efficient, new survey reveals.
Veterans Affairs leading with big data
By Susan Morse 01:05 pm October 25, 2017
The federal agency wants to share the anonymous DNA blood samples of half a million veterans for use in research.
Cerner EHR project for VA

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifying on Oct. 24.

By Jessica Davis 03:10 pm October 24, 2017
While the launch of the new EHR to replace the outdated VistA system will take just 18 months, but the whole system overhaul will take much longer.
Kaspersky conspiracy allegations

CEO Eugene Kaspersky

By Jessica Davis 02:51 pm October 24, 2017
The embattled company is hoping to prove its innocence and regain the trust lost by continued reports that the company may have ties to Russia.
Medicaid expansion
By Susan Morse 01:52 pm October 24, 2017
Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act turned Medicaid into a lifelong program for people it was never meant to support, Verma says.

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