Government & Policy

Intermountain helps DACA status workers
By Bernie Monegain 03:45 pm September 11, 2017
CEO Mark Harrrison said the system will help file the paperwork required for them to continue to legally live and work in the U.S.
MACRA tools

Data from an EHR for ACI and quality category analysis. Photo via SA Ignite

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:11 am September 08, 2017
From MGMA’s online forum to SA Ignite’s MACRA software, clinicians can set the groundwork, find success.
meaningful use

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Vindell Washington, MD, and John Halamka, MD, are among the health IT pros sparring over how to fix meaningful use.

By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm September 07, 2017
A rock star lineup of health IT pros including Karen DeSalvo, John Halamka weigh in on where the program went astray and suggest the direction that government and industry should steer towards.
FDA interop with medical devices
By Mike Miliard 11:37 am September 07, 2017
Manufacturers should make safe connectivity a central part of their design process and clearly communicate devices' interface characteristics, the agency says.
Cerner EHR contract with VA Vista

Cerner has assembled an advisory group of former government, military and private sector leaders to advise the company on how to deploy the Veteran Affairs' new EHR.

By Bernie Monegain 02:31 pm September 06, 2017
Members, which include former ONC chief Karen DeSalvo, include roster of IT pros and military veterans.
MACRA readiness
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:30 pm September 06, 2017
Survey shows few are making key investments, changes required for move to value-based care.
Reversing DACA puts patient care at risk, AMA says

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (CNN)

By Tom Sullivan 11:37 am September 06, 2017
In reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects about 800,000 immigrants, the American Medical Association has called on Congress to consider alternatives that will not hinder the healthcare workforce.
CDS software design guidelines
By Mike Miliard 03:35 pm September 05, 2017
The Clinical Decision Support Coalition’s suggestions are focused on the design and development of medium-risk tools for decision support that don't fall under FDA purview.
EHR data exchange
By Tom Sullivan 02:05 pm September 05, 2017
The National Quality Forum has released new guiding principles for a truly interoperable healthcare system.
HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf

Hal Wolf is firmly behind HIMSS involvement in public policy and is already involved in work to educate the FDA on certification of digital devices and is focused on emerging technologies like blockchain.

By Gus Venditto 03:13 pm September 01, 2017
Hal Wolf believes an aging population will require a new approach from healthcare IT leaders.

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