Government & Policy

Veterans Affairs leading with big data
By Susan Morse 01:05 pm October 25, 2017
The federal agency wants to share the anonymous DNA blood samples of half a million veterans for use in research.
Cerner EHR project for VA

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, testifying on Oct. 24.

By Jessica Davis 03:10 pm October 24, 2017
While the launch of the new EHR to replace the outdated VistA system will take just 18 months, but the whole system overhaul will take much longer.
Kaspersky conspiracy allegations

CEO Eugene Kaspersky

By Jessica Davis 02:51 pm October 24, 2017
The embattled company is hoping to prove its innocence and regain the trust lost by continued reports that the company may have ties to Russia.
Medicaid expansion
By Susan Morse 01:52 pm October 24, 2017
Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act turned Medicaid into a lifelong program for people it was never meant to support, Verma says.
By Jessica Davis 10:21 am October 23, 2017
The case was dismissed based on jurisdiction, but the VA and Cerner both say CliniComp has not shown why the VA’s decision is illegal or unjustified.
Nuance NotPetya Attack
By Jessica Davis 09:39 am October 20, 2017
Energy and Commerce Chairman Rep. Greg Walden is hoping Nuance’s experience falling victim to the global cyberattack in June can provide valuable insights for other organizations.
VA proposes CARE Act
By Jessica Davis 01:32 pm October 18, 2017
The bill - written by the VA and proposed to Congress - would expand care access for veterans and make it legally easier to share patient records between the VA and outside providers.
Immunization tracking method
By Jessica Davis 01:29 pm October 17, 2017
Immunization tracking method leverages an open source tool developed by NIST and can be fully integrated into EHRs and other clinical software.
Veterans Affairs’ Secretary David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 11:58 am October 17, 2017
The much-liked holdover from the Obama administration is a top contender to fill the position abruptly left vacant by Tom Price.
NIH cancer immunotherapy work

Aerial photograph from the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland campus. Photo via Wikipedia

By Bernie Monegain 01:01 pm October 13, 2017
The Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies - PACT - is a five-year, $215 million collaboration and part of the Cancer Moonshot.

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