Government & Policy

EHR usability

CMS director and chief medical officer Kate Goodrich participated in a panel discussion at the ONC's Annual Meeting on Thursday. Credit: Twitter

By Bernie Monegain 03:19 pm December 01, 2017
That goes for the way CMS serves its constituents as well as how it work with ONC in thinking about more usable and less burdensome EHRs.
CMS interoperability

CMS Administrator Seema Verma discusses policy and regulation issues with ONC chief Donald Rucker, MD, at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s annual meeting on Friday. Credit: Twitter

By Jessica Davis 02:47 pm December 01, 2017
The CMS Administrator talked about her personal mission to give patients a voice -- and better access to data they need.
Bill would jail execs who conceal data breaches
By Jessica Davis 02:19 pm December 01, 2017
The bill will require orgs to report breaches within 30-days of discovery and is intended to standardize breach notification laws.
VA awards $44 million contract to CNSI for claims processing technology

Credit: cns-inc.com

By Mike Miliard 02:54 pm November 30, 2017
As the department work to finalize its EHR modernization contract with Cerner, it extends a smaller deal for centralized claims management.
AMIA ONC interoperability standards

Donald Rucker, MD, speaking at the 2017 Capital Health Tech Summit. Credit: YouTube

By Mike Miliard 02:49 pm November 30, 2017
The informatics group calls for dedicated roadmap for standards, including a framework for how multiple standards should fit together to support data exchange.
HHS Alex Azar

HHS Secretary nominee Alex Azar testifies before Senate on Wednesday. Credit: C-Span

By Jessica Davis 05:01 pm November 29, 2017
Both sides of the aisle -- and even the former Eli Lilly exec himself -- expressed concerns over the ballooning drug prices and stressed the need to make pharmaceuticals more affordable.
By Tom Sullivan 03:05 pm November 29, 2017
State HIT Coordinator Carrie Paykoc said the plan aligns with national efforts and drives toward Colorado’s own take on the Triple Aim.  
Meaningful Measures
By Mike Miliard 03:52 pm November 28, 2017
The aim of the core measures is to refocus the agency's regimen of quality metrics on high-quality healthcare and meaningful outcomes for patients, according to the agency.
VA failed to report poor performance
By Jessica Davis 10:42 am November 28, 2017
GAO found that 8 out of 9 providers with concerns on their records weren’t reported to state and national databases.
Denise Hines receives Woman of the Year in Technology Award

Women in Technology honor HIMSS North America Board Chair Denise Hines with the Small Enterprise Award.

By Bernie Monegain 09:17 am November 28, 2017
Hines, who built her own healthcare technology company, honored by Women in Technology.

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