Government & Policy

Alabama Representative Gary Palmer introduces a risk-sharing amendment for the ACHA on April 6, 2017. He co-wrote the amendment with Arizona Representative David Schweikert.

By Susan Morse 11:26 am April 06, 2017
The House speaker said the idea, modeled after a Maine program, has support of both moderates and the conservative Freedom Caucus.
Senate Trump FDA Gottlieb
By Jessica Davis 04:22 pm April 05, 2017
The former FDA Deputy Commissioner under George W. Bush also vowed to maintain the FDA’s gold standard on research and development. Democrats, however, were skeptical about his ability to withstand political pressure from President Trump.
To spot suicidal veterans, VA turns to predictive analytics tool

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm April 05, 2017
With as many as 20 veterans committing suicide a day, officials expect REACH VET to root out at-risk patients so doctors can intervene immediately.
Incentives will drive healthcare industry to share cyberthreat info

Denise Anderson, president of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, asked Tuesday that Congress create permanent cybersecurity liaisons.

By Jessica Davis 08:08 am April 05, 2017
As threats continue to plague the healthcare industry, Congress needs to financially support industries willing to share threat data, group says.

Veterans Affairs director of value management Nathan Tierney at the Pop Health Forum in Boston.

By Tom Sullivan 03:44 pm April 04, 2017
The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a value management system to bridge the gap between fee-for-service and value-based care.
ONC chief Donald Rucker
By Bernie Monegain 12:20 pm April 04, 2017
HIMSS, CHIME and many high-ranking healthcare executives expect big things from a leader they see as highly qualified.
Jared Kushner VA VistA

Jared Kushner, left, with President Trump after the announcement of the launch of The White House Office of American Innovation. Photo via Instagram

By Jessica Davis 03:36 pm April 03, 2017
VA has struggled to correct IT and scheduling issues for years, and it looks like those problems have landed on the chief son-in-law’s desk.
ONC chief Donald Rucker
By Bernie Monegain 12:01 pm April 03, 2017
Long history of clinical and technology work should benefit the nation’s hub for healthcare IT policy.
Donald Rucker national coordinator ONC
By Bernie Monegain 03:08 pm March 31, 2017
Rucker's name on Friday was listed in the HHS directory, but officials would not confirm the appointment.
Toby Cosgrove Cleveland Clinic
By Bernie Monegain 11:05 am March 31, 2017
Toby Cosgrove, who sits on one of President Donald Trump’s committees, says efficient care and keeping people well is the answer.

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