Government & Policy

VA Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 04:11 pm June 13, 2017
Appropriations Committee says the VA must detail how the new EHR would be interoperable with the DoD and private sector systems.

Lynda Chin, chief innovation officer for health affairs at The University of Texas Health System, speaking at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit.

By Tom Sullivan 10:44 am June 13, 2017
No, that’s not a joke. It’s also about economic solvency and workforce productivity.
CMS overpaid to incentive programs
By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm June 12, 2017
Failure to conduct minimal documentation reviews left the incentive program open to abuse of federal funds, agency says.
ONC Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge winner

A screen snap of Jason Cronk and Professor Daniel J. Solove’s generator; it won first place.

By Mike Miliard 03:09 pm June 09, 2017
Innovative notices help technology developers clearly communicate their policies to consumers.
ONC interoperability
By Bill Siwicki 01:56 pm June 09, 2017
The ONC chief told a Washington gathering the time is right to address the ‘angst’ over  EHR design and moving medical records.
Bruce Greenstein health and human services
By Mike Miliard 12:40 pm June 09, 2017
Bruce Greenstein comes to the agency from Quartet Health, whose analytics platform helps target care for behavioral health.
Veterans Affairs chooses Cerner EHR
By 09:10 am June 09, 2017
While some respondents said the choice makes sense, others lament lack of competitive bidding, costs.
veterans affairs VistA replaced by cerner interoperability
By Mike Miliard 03:21 pm June 08, 2017
The opportunities for data exchange improvements are big, both across VA-DoD and among private-sector providers.
cybersecurity report health and human services

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing Thursday about the role of the Department of Health and Human Services in healthcare cybersecurity. File photo via Facebook

By Jessica Davis 03:04 pm June 08, 2017
While the U.S. was relatively spared from the massive impact from the May ransomware attacks, it’s clear that new cybersecurity threats require updated guidelines, HHS, CMS, ASPR officials say.
Trump budget cuts to ONC
By Tom Sullivan 09:57 am June 08, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT needs more funding than the $38 million Trump allocated to advance interoperability, EHR usability and patient safety, a Pew official said.

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