Government & Policy

FDA chief sees big things for AI in healthcare

Scott Gottlieb, MD, speaking at AcademyHealth 2018 event on April 26. Credit: Twitter

By Mike Miliard 08:51 am April 30, 2018
Scott Gottlieb, MD, is bullish on the opportunities artificial intelligence could bring to EHRs, decision support and more.
DoD EHR rollout

Senator Murray speaking during the Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing on April 26. Credit: senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 11:39 am April 27, 2018
While the Defense Department has hailed the pilot stage of its Cerner EHR implementation as successful, Sen. Patty Murray outlined a list of concerns over tech issues.
VA Secretary pick Ronny Jackson withdraws

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson meets with Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in his office on Capitol Hill April 16. Credit: Mark Wilson, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 11:09 am April 26, 2018
The White House Physician was already facing an uphill battle to be confirmed when 23 people accused him of improper work conduct.
CMS interoperability
By Susan Morse 10:27 am April 26, 2018
The next phase of meaningful use is to create an ecosystem of APIs and apps, end data blocking and give patients choices about what tools they use to access their medical information.
telemedicine

GlobalMed's telemedicine tool at a workplace clinic. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 09:31 am April 26, 2018
The HELP committee bill outlines ways to expand care access for addicted patients while placing limits on prescriptions.
VA EHR
By Jessica Davis 01:18 pm April 25, 2018
The House Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs voted to fund the VA’s planned
EHR DoD Cerner
By Mike Miliard 06:09 am April 25, 2018
The Defense Health Agency is considering new technology to help it manage the increase of clinical data from its ongoing EHR modernization.
Trump censored LGBT health information

Senator Dianne Feinstein, along with Senators Tammy Baldwin and Patty Murray, sent President Trump a letter about their concerns about health information omissions on government websites. Credit: C-span

By Bernie Monegain 08:35 am April 23, 2018
A letter signed by 19 U.S. Senators says that removing health and scientific data from various federal websites undermines access to evidence-based care resources.
WannaCry cybersecurity National Health Service

The WannaCry lock screen.

By Jessica Davis 01:19 pm April 20, 2018
Some NHS units failed because the Cyber Essentials Plus sets a high bar, while others simply have not patched their systems appropriately, the U.K. Commons Public Accounts committee found.
DEA prescription data opioids
By Jessica Davis 01:43 pm April 19, 2018
The latest federal move in the fight to combat opioid abuse will have states sharing PDMP data with the DEA.

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