Government & Policy

ONC Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge winner

A screen snap of Jason Cronk and Professor Daniel J. Solove’s generator; it won first place.

By Mike Miliard 03:09 pm June 09, 2017
Innovative notices help technology developers clearly communicate their policies to consumers.
ONC interoperability
By Bill Siwicki 01:56 pm June 09, 2017
The ONC chief told a Washington gathering the time is right to address the ‘angst’ over  EHR design and moving medical records.
Bruce Greenstein health and human services
By Mike Miliard 12:40 pm June 09, 2017
Bruce Greenstein comes to the agency from Quartet Health, whose analytics platform helps target care for behavioral health.
Veterans Affairs chooses Cerner EHR
By 09:10 am June 09, 2017
While some respondents said the choice makes sense, others lament lack of competitive bidding, costs.
veterans affairs VistA replaced by cerner interoperability
By Mike Miliard 03:21 pm June 08, 2017
The opportunities for data exchange improvements are big, both across VA-DoD and among private-sector providers.
cybersecurity report health and human services

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing Thursday about the role of the Department of Health and Human Services in healthcare cybersecurity. File photo via Facebook

By Jessica Davis 03:04 pm June 08, 2017
While the U.S. was relatively spared from the massive impact from the May ransomware attacks, it’s clear that new cybersecurity threats require updated guidelines, HHS, CMS, ASPR officials say.
Trump budget cuts to ONC
By Tom Sullivan 09:57 am June 08, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT needs more funding than the $38 million Trump allocated to advance interoperability, EHR usability and patient safety, a Pew official said.
Epic contract for VA
By Bernie Monegain 10:57 am June 07, 2017
Government has shown itself as on-again, off-again on some of its IT projects.
NIH precision medicine
By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am June 07, 2017
With the goal of enrolling 10,000 Americans by early autumn, Precision Medicine Initiative program head Eric Dishman said that NIH intends to scale up quickly.
Coast Guard EHR vendor problems
By Tom Sullivan 03:10 pm June 06, 2017
USCG ranked interoperability with DoD and VA as a priority while Cerner, meanwhile, has been testing its software on submarines.

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