Government & Policy

Healthy Nevada Project precision medicine study
By Bill Siwicki 02:29 pm March 12, 2018
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will invite an additional 40,000 Nevadans on March 15 to enroll in the study and have their DNA sequenced for in-depth research.
Veterans Affairs EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm March 09, 2018
The agency’s leader also called on the industry to embrace open APIs and develop SMART on FHIR apps through the VA's new Lighthouse platform.
NASA's telemedicine docs keep ISS astronauts healthy
By Jonah Comstock 07:56 pm March 08, 2018
Shannan Moynihan, MD, deputy chief of space and occupational medicine, explains at HIMSS18 how telemedicine is used aboard the International Space Station.
Digital pill

Credit: Proteus

By Dave Muoio 07:36 pm March 08, 2018
A look at the early regulation challenges in developing the novel drug delivery tech.
Department of Veterans Affairs looks to private developers for innovation
By Laura Lovett 02:17 pm March 08, 2018
New API allows developers to create digital technology to build mobile and web apps that serve veterans.
Economist Paul Krugman HIMSS18
By Jessica Davis 08:27 pm March 07, 2018
Economist says more scrutiny on elective procedures could contribute to a long-term solution.
HHS regulations

HHS panel speaking at HIMSS18 on Wednesday.

By Laura Lovett 06:08 pm March 07, 2018
The federal agency is also focused on new public-private partnerships as it casts away old, bureaucratic ways of thinking.
ONC chief Donald Rucker
By Mike Miliard 11:28 am March 07, 2018
The National Coordinator explains how ONC is approaching 21st Century Cures, TEFCA, info blocking, EHR usability, the power of smartphones to drive interoperability and more.
6 policymakers promise change is on the way
By 06:05 pm March 06, 2018
At the start of HIMSS18, government officials energize attendees with an insider view of coming changes in Washington.
ONC leaders call for fewer regulations

National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, speaking at the HIMSS18 ONC Town Hall on Tuesday.

By Mike Miliard 04:55 pm March 06, 2018
As the agency works to advance an array of big projects, ONC is also focused on reducing documentation and quality reporting burdens for providers.

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