Government & Policy

By Jessica Davis 01:07 pm July 14, 2017
Since the committee wasn’t provided data about the cost of a new EHR system, the Senate will need to reevaluate funds to replace VistA at a later date.
CMS pays more for telehealth under new rule
By Tom Sullivan 12:43 pm July 14, 2017
Regulations would keep meaningful use Stage 3 reporting requirements, increase some patient reimbursements and cut drug payments.
GOP healthcare bill

Senator Ted Cruz's slimmed down plans remain in revised Senate bill.

By Susan Morse 02:27 pm July 13, 2017
Senate bill would allow insurers to sell bare bones plans to one segment of the population while offering healthier sector a lower premium rate.
Trump cuts ONC budget
By Tom Sullivan 01:02 pm July 13, 2017
The proposal allocates more than the President’s plan to HHS, NIH, CDC and others.
Healthcare pros more suspicious of all EHR vendors after eClinicalWorks scandal
By Tom Sullivan 02:12 pm July 12, 2017
With the Department of Justice expected to widen its false claims probe, 35 percent of healthcare insiders say trust in all electronic health records vendors is waning.
ONC medical record requests

Donald Rucker, MD, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

By Bill Siwicki 12:55 pm July 12, 2017
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT outlined several actionable steps that hospitals and doctors can take today to improve the process of requesting medical data to the benefit of both patients and providers.
FDA drug and medical device regulation
By Jessica Davis 12:47 pm July 12, 2017
As required by the 21st Century Cures Act, FDA Commissioner Gottlieb is working to modernize the drug approval process and innovate drug and device regulation.

Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

By Tom Sullivan 04:12 pm July 11, 2017
National coordinator Donald Rucker said the agency is researching open APIs, such as those used by Facebook and Twitter, to advance health information sharing.
Kaspersky Lab

Eugene Kaspersky, Kaspersky Lab founder. Photo via WikiCommons

By Jessica Davis 03:27 pm July 11, 2017
Bloomberg obtained emails that reportedly tie the security firm to the Russian government, but Kaspersky said they chose to manipulate facts to “fit the agenda of certain individuals desperately wanting there to be inappropriate ties.”
eClinicalWorks patient data
By Tom Sullivan 02:45 pm July 10, 2017
But the EHR vendor says that clients own their data and can get it transferred back.

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