Government & Policy

NIH data science strategy
By Bernie Monegain 02:09 pm April 04, 2018
NIH work is expected to transform how research is performed and how discovery is translated into care.
Veterans group wants new VA Secretary

An AMVETS post in Ohio. Credit: Mario Tama, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 01:09 pm April 04, 2018
The President sidestepped ousted VA Secretary Shulkin’s deputy, who was next in line to succeed him, and named DoD official Robert Wilkie as acting secretary.
State Department puts out RFI for a new EHR

U.S. Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert speaking in a press briefing room at the Department of State. Credit: Alex Wroblewski, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 11:50 am April 03, 2018
After the Coast Guard pulled its EHR contract with Epic in 2016, plans to share an EHR with the Department of State went to the wayside and officials are now working on a solo project.
Veterans affairs secretary EHR

Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to the media during a White House Press Briefing. Credit: Alex Wong, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 04:06 pm March 30, 2018
White House Physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is generally respected in both the armed forces and medical field, but a lack of managerial experience calls into question his qualification for such a major role.
NQF weighs in on meaningful measures
By Mike Miliard 01:37 pm March 30, 2018
Measure Applications Partnership wants better alignment and purpose for the myriad quality measures hospitals, practices and LTPAC sites have to report.
Veterans Affairs EHR

VA Secretary Shulkin testifying during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 10:37 am March 29, 2018
After enduring negative reports on his character for more than a month, the fired VA Secretary blasts those in the government with personal agendas.
David Shulkin Veteran Affairs
By 10:30 am March 29, 2018
Now that President Trump has officially removed Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, the future is uncertain for the department's EHR project.
veterans affairs

VA Secretary David Shulkin speaks at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas in early March.

By Jessica Davis 08:10 pm March 28, 2018
The president announced the news on Twitter, and it is still unclear what the shakeup means for Cerner’s pending deal to overhaul the agency’s EHR.
HHS warns of cyberattacks

The Office of Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 02:48 pm March 28, 2018
In the wake of an onslaught of cyberattacks, the agency is reminding providers that HIPAA requires organizations to have a plan to keep patient data protected.
Senate opioid crisis

Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, during a Senate floor speech in March. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:16 pm March 28, 2018
Proposed by Sen. Lamar Alexander, the bill would improve the FDA’s infrastructure to support real-time data sharing.

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