Government & Policy

Secret hospital inspections
By Charles Ornstein 10:19 am April 20, 2017
The federal government has proposed requiring that accreditors release reports on the problems they find during hospital inspections. Right now, the reports are secret.
Tell us: Which commercial EHR should the VA pick to replace VistA?
By Tom Sullivan 08:43 am April 20, 2017
The decision is due by July, but many questions are cropping up about which path is actually best in the long-run.  
VA picks two vendors Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence
By Jessica Davis 11:48 am April 19, 2017
Cognitive Medical Systems, Motive Medical Intelligence will work to create a more interoperable system for the U.S. Veterans Administration.
commercial EHR VistA VA
By Jessica Davis 06:54 am April 19, 2017
But the Department of Veterans Affairs might not have many options unless it wants to continue being in the software development business.
Steve Ballmer government spending
By Bill Siwicki 03:12 pm April 18, 2017
The former Microsoft CEO’s previously-stealth website cost $10 million to launch and will run $3-5 million a year to operate, funding researchers in Seattle and a grant to the University of Pennsylvania.
By Bill Siwicki 02:02 pm April 18, 2017
Cybersecurity has become an enterprise-level risk in healthcare and should be managed like one, CynergisTek says.
GOP Trump Ryan ACA repeal
By Tom Sullivan 12:23 pm April 18, 2017
The public views Republicans as too extreme to work effectively with even the GOP-controlled Congress, but Democrats don’t fare much better in that regard.
CMS reduces reporting requirements
By Jessica Davis 12:03 pm April 18, 2017
A new CMS proposal, developed in response to feedback from the healthcare industry, contains guidelines to reduce the EHR reporting burden on providers.
Black Book Cerner VistA
By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm April 17, 2017
The research firm ranked Cerner number one in all categories for the best vendor to replace VistA. Number 2? Allscripts. Epic struggled with cost control and go-lives.
NewYork-Presbyterian CMS accountable health
By Bernie Monegain 11:40 am April 14, 2017
CMS initiative aims to boost outcomes, reduce cost and find innovative ways to deliver care to underserved populations.

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