Government & Policy

veterans affairs secretary David Shulkin

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Veterans Affairs

By Jessica Davis 02:47 pm February 14, 2018
A report found David Shulkin, MD, also improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon during his summer trip to Europe, but the secretary calls the report inaccurate and biased.
VA telehealth

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 11:55 am February 13, 2018
The agency has revamped its healthcare program through text messaging, the Anywhere to Anywhere telemedicine program and other health programs over the last year.
What Trump's budget proposal means for hospitals

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By Tom Sullivan 11:41 am February 13, 2018
The administration’s plan could inhibit progress on improving interoperability, eradicating info blocking, and medical research but also funds cybersecurity and the VA’s EHR modernization.
VA-Cerner EHR

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifies before the House Appropriations Military Construction-VA Subcommittee. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 11:00 am February 13, 2018
The proposed funding is a substantial investment into the initiative, which the administration said will help to facilitate a seamless transition.
By Jessica Davis 05:06 pm February 12, 2018
The President's proposed budget makes deep cuts to health departments and public health initiatives while boosting budgets for the FDA and the NIH.

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By Bernie Monegain 01:37 pm February 12, 2018
Indiana University and the Regenstrief institute began a five-year $50 million initiative called Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge to tackle apply scientific research and community engagement to the state’s addiction problem.
By Jessica Davis 01:09 pm February 12, 2018
Referencing the administrative burden for physicians, the group also recommends CMS limit evaluation and management measures and instead focus on interoperability efforts.

Carolyn Petersen and Robert Wah are the new HITAC co-chairs.

By Jessica Davis 11:46 am February 12, 2018
The Health IT Advisory Committee advises ONC, focusing first on the Trusted Exchange Framework -- meant to fuel data sharing between HIE networks.
veterans affairs health

Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Florida. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 04:42 pm February 09, 2018
The Florida VA provider set-up its Wi-Fi network without coordinating with the VA’s IT office.
Trump signs spending bill into law

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By Jessica Davis 12:39 pm February 09, 2018
HIMSS Senior Director of Congressional Affairs broke down how the massive spending bill will boost telehealth, Medicaid and other crucial health IT needs.

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