Government & Policy

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.
FDA digital health regulations

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube

By Dave Muoio 02:51 pm December 26, 2017
With a new administrator at the helm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps toward regulating decision support, software-as-a-medical-device, mobile tech in clinical trials and more.
Epic EHR stories of 2017
By Bernie Monegain 01:13 pm December 26, 2017
The biggest electronic health record company made plenty of big news this past year, beginning with the scoop that it would develop new technology aimed at smaller hospitals.

A snapshot of Aledade's tool. 

By Bernie Monegain 03:56 pm December 20, 2017
Farzad Mostashari's startup gives physicians the tools and assistance to build accountable care organizations.

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