Government & Policy

information blocking
By Tom Sullivan 03:38 pm August 29, 2017
The controversial practice puts patient lives at risk and, while the 21st Century Cures Act mandates the government take steps to end info-blocking, the organizations are looking for more clarity.
HIE business models

Mission Hospital is part of SHIEC through St. Joseph Health network in California.

By Tom Sullivan 01:56 pm August 29, 2017
With many community-based HIEs establishing sustainable business models, here’s a look at how the next generation of exchanges are starting to take shape.
Indiana EHR update to fight opioid crisis

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb speaking at the RNC in 2016.

By Mike Miliard 12:27 pm August 29, 2017
The program can be used by physicians and pharmacists to help prevent doctor shopping and fraudulent prescriptions.
Donald Rucker national coordinator ONC

A screen snap of Donald Rucker, MD, speaking at the 2017 Capital Health Tech Summit.

By Tom Sullivan 01:45 pm August 28, 2017
ONC must foster more accurate and effective health information exchange by focusing on those key areas, group says.
Medicare patients in Hurricane Harvey

Texas National Guardsmen assist residents affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey onto a military vehicle in Houston on Aug. 27. Army National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 11:43 am August 28, 2017
CMS has waived document requirements to ensure medical facilities can deliver care to displaced individuals.
women's healthcare
By 04:45 pm August 24, 2017
Women have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of healthcare and are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid and plan healthcare coverage for the whole family.  
ICD-10 rules

CMS Administrator Seema Verma and National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, both received letters from groups expressing concerns about delays that will slow progress in health IT progress.

By Mike Miliard 04:05 pm August 24, 2017
Vendor representatives from Cerner, Epic and others argue that mid-course changes in direction only waste the time and money of providers and tech developers alike.
Fujifilm wins contract with DoD

The Synapse 3D system in a screenshot from FujiFilm.

By Bill Siwicki 12:50 pm August 24, 2017
Technology will play a significant role in the MHS Genesis transition, the DoD’s ongoing Cerner EHR overhaul, the company says.
EHR vendor CliniComp sues government over no-bid VA contract with Cerner
By Jessica Davis 03:39 pm August 22, 2017
The San Diego-based vendor scorned the VA for not conducting a competitive bidding process and alleged there is ample time for other EHR vendors to compete for the contract.
By Jessica Davis 12:24 pm August 22, 2017
The state’s Human Services department migrated its legacy eligibility systems to a modernized network in 2014, but the Inspector General’s office found flaws caused by insufficient controls.

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