Government & Policy

HIT Advisory Committee

Government Accountability Office's main headquarters. Photo via Ron Cogswell, Flickr

By Bernie Monegain 10:13 am August 04, 2017
Appointees will advise National Coordinator for Health IT on policies, standards, specifications.
VA telehealth

The new app was announced at a press conference at the White House on Wednesday.

By Tom Sullivan 03:05 pm August 03, 2017
The President and the Veterans Affairs secretary also announced a new telehealth app and said they are rolling out another nationwide.
Jared Kushner VA VistA
By Bill Siwicki 02:50 pm August 03, 2017
In a leaked audio, the senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump discusses meetings with the VA Secretary, Defense Secretary and DoD EHR experts.
EHR certification tool

The ONC hopes to utilize the 21st Century Cures Act, passed on Dec. 16, 2016, to support testing tools for the certification program.

By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am August 03, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will shift its testing portfolio over the next five years to include as many industry-developed and maintained testing tools as possible.
CMS finalizes 90-day reporting for meaningful use of EHRs
By Bill Siwicki 08:45 am August 03, 2017
The agency, seeking to ease EHR reporting burdens, will also allow both 2015 and 2014-certified EHRs for 2018. 
OIG warns EHR vendors
By Tom Sullivan 02:26 pm August 02, 2017
Agency says the eClinicalWorks False Claims Act settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice signals a new area of healthcare fraud.
IoT security legislation
By Bernie Monegain 04:46 pm August 01, 2017
Sector is expected to include more than 20 billion devices by 2020, and officials want to make sure they are secure.
VA interoperability EHR
By Jessica Davis 03:40 pm August 01, 2017
The nonprofit also called on VA Secretary Shulkin to lean on lessons learned from the private sector to advance its health IT strategy.
Opioid commission

The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis asked the President to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency on July 31.

By Jessica Davis 01:15 pm August 01, 2017
The White House opioid group led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also asked Trump to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency.
cerner Q2 bookings
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm July 28, 2017
In the first earnings call since the passing of CEO Neal Patterson, the company also revealed a 6 percent uptick in revenue and offered updates on its work with the DoD and VA.

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