Government & Policy

Trump budget cuts to ONC
By Tom Sullivan 09:57 am June 08, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT needs more funding than the $38 million Trump allocated to advance interoperability, EHR usability and patient safety, a Pew official said.
Epic contract for VA
By Bernie Monegain 10:57 am June 07, 2017
Government has shown itself as on-again, off-again on some of its IT projects.
NIH precision medicine
By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am June 07, 2017
With the goal of enrolling 10,000 Americans by early autumn, Precision Medicine Initiative program head Eric Dishman said that NIH intends to scale up quickly.
Coast Guard EHR vendor problems
By Tom Sullivan 03:10 pm June 06, 2017
USCG ranked interoperability with DoD and VA as a priority while Cerner, meanwhile, has been testing its software on submarines.
serving public health from population health
By Tom Sullivan 10:21 am June 06, 2017
Getting meaningful use and even CMS out of the way will pave the road for hospitals to find innovative new business models that are quickly becoming critical to the grand vision, hospital CIO, consultant say.
Cerner EHR replaces VA VistA

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, addressed reporters at the White House on Monday to explain the agency's decision to update their EHR system with Cerner.

By Mike Miliard 04:06 pm June 05, 2017
Seamless interoperability with MHS Genesis will enable development of better treatment plans between VA and DoD physicians – and could help prevent veterans' suicides, which Shulkin says is his "top clinical priority."
Poll: Cerner gets big VA contract, are you surprised?
By Henry Powderly 02:29 pm June 05, 2017
After weeks of speculation about where the agency will land, The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen Cerner to replace its ailing VistA electronic health record. For many, including Black Book, the news wasn't a surprise.
VA VistA picks Cerner

President Trump starts off his press conference on Monday with the announcement about the VA replacing VistA with Cerner. 

By Jessica Davis 12:05 pm June 05, 2017
The agency will get out of the software development business and move to the same vendor as DoD, Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday.
healthcare cybersecurity
By Jessica Davis 10:35 am June 05, 2017
A cybersecurity task force report released Friday revealed a laundry list of vulnerabilities including the lack of capable security workforce.
net neutrality mean for healthcare

Ajit Pai serves as the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission. Photo via Twitter

By Mike Miliard 03:53 pm June 01, 2017
Not only telehealth, but cloud-based EHRs and remote monitoring connectivity could all be affected by regulation rollbacks, Health Affairs says.

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