Government & Policy

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.
cybersecurity threats

Jon Walter McKeeby, the CIO for its Department of Clinical Research Informatics, speaking during a HIMSS18 Allscripts’ meeting on data security best practices.

By Jessica Davis 04:12 pm March 06, 2018
Leaders from Allscripts, NIH, Albany Medical Center and others offered a sobering look at cyberattack risks, calling for bigger budgets and a security-first culture.
CMS interoperability

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma speaking at HIMSS18 on Tuesday.

By Susan Morse 02:17 pm March 06, 2018
The government-wide MyHealthEData initiative is led by the White House Office of American Innovation.
Jared Kushner at HIMSS18

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner speaking at HIMSS18 on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 12:50 pm March 06, 2018
The President’s senior advisor said the government’s strategy will involve unleashing data to spark innovations such as AI and machine learning with the ultimate goal of interoperability for all Americans.
CMS FHIR-based API
By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm March 06, 2018
The new API, debuted at HIMSS18, enables patients to securely share their Medicare claims history using a new HL7 FHIR standard.
healthcare policymakers

Elise Sweeney-Anthony, director of the office of policy at the ONC, speaking at HIMSS18 on Monday. 

By Laura Lovett 12:09 pm March 06, 2018
Accessible regulation data allows stakeholders to understand the path toward innovation.

Jon White, MD, ONC Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information, speaking at HIMSS18 on Monday.

By Jessica Davis 04:24 pm March 05, 2018
The agency is close to releasing its interoperability and info blocking guidance, and when enacted, organizations that break the rules may be subject to penalties.
DoD Cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 11:15 am March 02, 2018
The work is currently in a planned eight-week assessment period, but some sites have already made progress: Fairchild Air Force Base achieved HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6.
opioids
By Mike Miliard 02:23 pm February 28, 2018
The Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act calls for mandated e-prescribing under Medicare Part D, starting in 2020.

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