Government & Policy

All of Us program NIH
By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm January 02, 2018
The National Institutes of Health’s Genomic Working Group said researchers should build the program in a systemic way before reaching the planned 1 million participants.
CMS policy on texting patient information
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pm January 02, 2018
The policy outlined now mirrors the current position of the Joint Commission, which underwent its own series of flip-flops on the subject in 2016.
Updated HHS privacy framework breaks from HIPAA
By Jessica Davis 12:51 pm January 02, 2018
Though the agency said it tried to align with HIPAA as much as possible, the framework blocks info sharing despite care coordination benefits.
opioid policy
By Jessica Davis 11:36 am January 02, 2018
The legislation will also limit the number of opioids prescribed to patients for acute pain.
icd-11 World Health Organization
By Tom Sullivan 11:04 am December 29, 2017
Even if the World Health Organization finalizes ICD-11 in May, it will take years for U.S. doctors to start using the next classification system.
Vermont health information exchange
By Bernie Monegain 12:55 pm December 28, 2017
Consulting firm found org is not meeting state needs and patients lack confidence so HIE is working on improvement plan.
DOJ health care fraud
By Bernie Monegain 11:06 am December 28, 2017
$2.4 billion came from healthcare, including high-profile settlements with EHR vendor eClinicalWorks and EpiPen maker Mylan.
healthcare policy
By Bernie Monegain 08:59 am December 28, 2017
Democrats listed healthcare as their main worry, while Republicans put it at second behind only immigration.
Indian Health Service EHR

A slide from an Indian Health Service presentation about their EHR. Credit: IHS

By Mike Miliard 02:06 pm December 27, 2017
As the VA embarks on its EHR replacement, IHS puts out a request for information as it explores updating its RPMS system.
Medicare Shared Savings program
By Susan Morse 11:28 am December 27, 2017
Executives from hospitals achieving early success with Medicare Shared Savings programs share insights about the approach that works for them.

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