Government & Policy

CMS ONC Meaningful Measures

John Fleming, MD, deputy assistant secretary for Health Technology Reform and CMS Administrator Seema Verma

By Susan Morse 10:17 am November 02, 2017
Two top federal health officials are talking about cutting the regulatory red tape for how physicians are reimbursed, as the final MACRA rule on the physician fee schedule is due out this week.
health and human services security
By Jessica Davis 03:54 pm November 01, 2017
The legislation would adjust the structure of HHS’ cybersecurity personnel and assign a single officer to cybersecurity who would report to the secretary.
medical device ID

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a committee hearing on Oct. 31. Photo via senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 03:24 pm November 01, 2017
Although adding UDI to Medicare claim forms has bipartisan support in Congress, the CMS chief medical officer told a Senate committee on Tuesday that the agency is still reviewing the policy.
OCR privacy chief steps down

Deven McGraw has left the ONC to work in the private sector. Photo via YouTube

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:38 pm October 31, 2017
Deven McGraw had also been working as ONC's chief privacy officer, a position that ONC head Donald Rucker has said will not be filled.
VA EHR

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies at legislative hearing on Oct. 24. Photo via YouTube

By Jessica Davis 02:31 pm October 31, 2017
Allscripts CEO Paul Black urges David Shulkin to present data in a single view that will allow the agency’s healthcare providers to see actionable insights to ensure the best care for veterans.
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm October 30, 2017
The new program aims to streamline quality measures providers are required to meet, rewarding outcomes rather than micromanaging processes.
By Jessica Davis 09:01 am October 30, 2017
Consulting firm CedarBridge Group Founder Carol Robinson says the APIs may be the key to fix workforce shortages, but funding questions are causing pause.
Cerner VA EHR
By Tom Sullivan 01:51 pm October 27, 2017
With two huge government agencies already picking their EHR tech, President Zane Burke has his eyes on Federal Bureau of Prisons, Coast Guard, Indian Health and state Medicaid programs.
IBM watson blockchain
By Mike Miliard 01:39 pm October 27, 2017
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been pursuing trials to explore new ways to manage data, Big Blue is focused on blockchain's security protections.
health agencies moving towards cloud, mobile, cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 09:56 am October 27, 2017
State and local health and human services agencies progress in their use of digital tech to be more effective and efficient, new survey reveals.

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