Government & Policy

DOJ health care fraud
By Bernie Monegain 11:06 am December 28, 2017
$2.4 billion came from healthcare, including high-profile settlements with EHR vendor eClinicalWorks and EpiPen maker Mylan.
healthcare policy
By Bernie Monegain 08:59 am December 28, 2017
Democrats listed healthcare as their main worry, while Republicans put it at second behind only immigration.
Indian Health Service EHR

A slide from an Indian Health Service presentation about their EHR. Credit: IHS

By Mike Miliard 02:06 pm December 27, 2017
As the VA embarks on its EHR replacement, IHS puts out a request for information as it explores updating its RPMS system.
Medicare Shared Savings program
By Susan Morse 11:28 am December 27, 2017
Executives from hospitals achieving early success with Medicare Shared Savings programs share insights about the approach that works for them.
FDA digital health regulations

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, testifying in front of Congress in June. Credit: YouTube

By Dave Muoio 02:51 pm December 26, 2017
With a new administrator at the helm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps toward regulating decision support, software-as-a-medical-device, mobile tech in clinical trials and more.
Epic EHR stories of 2017
By Bernie Monegain 01:13 pm December 26, 2017
The biggest electronic health record company made plenty of big news this past year, beginning with the scoop that it would develop new technology aimed at smaller hospitals.

A snapshot of Aledade's tool. 

By Bernie Monegain 03:56 pm December 20, 2017
Farzad Mostashari's startup gives physicians the tools and assistance to build accountable care organizations.
HHS cybersecurity audit
By Jessica Davis 02:37 pm December 20, 2017
The watchdog’s biggest concern was the agency’s identity and access management at four operating divisions in 2016.
Kaspersky sues US Homeland Security Department
By Jessica Davis 03:36 pm December 19, 2017
The Russia-based security firm is claiming the government denied the company basic due process and has harmed their reputation and commercial interests without evidence of wrongdoing.
OCR revamps HIPAA in wake of opioid crisis, 21st Century Cures rules
By Mike Miliard 03:20 pm December 19, 2017
HHS Office for Civil Rights offers new perspective on the privacy law as it relates to mental health and substance abuse, clinical research.

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