Government & Policy

Ivo Nelsen honored
By Healthcare IT News Staff 04:47 pm October 07, 2016
A University of Texas ceremony honored achievement in the field of health informatics and started a new tradition.
Privacy & Security Forum
By Mike Miliard 10:34 am December 04, 2015
From cybersecurity to HIPAA compliance, medical devices to BYOD, there was lots to learn this week as more than 300 healthcare professionals gathered in Boston to tackle the technology and workforce challenges to protecting patient data.
Keyhole and computer code
By Bernie Monegain 05:36 am October 27, 2015
Meet some of the healthcare data security officers we know, who offer advice on best practices in the field -- from mobile device management to threat intelligence to staff communication and beyond.
White House
By Bernie Monegain 07:51 am August 26, 2015
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships announced Monday the appointment of the 2015-2016 class of White House Fellows. Among the 16 fellows named, seven are leaders in the healthcare field.
Stack of books
By Bernie Monegain 06:23 am June 02, 2015
When Robert Wachter, MD's new book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age, hit the market recently, it inspired us to highlight just a few of the many practicing physicians who also are compelled to write in addition to maintaining a demanding clinical schedule.
Digital caduceus
By Bernie Monegain 06:54 am May 11, 2015
In observance of National Nurses Week, we spotlight some RNs who have steeped themselves in the world of healthcare informatics, harnessing data to make a big difference at the bedside.
Illustration of people silhouettes with speech bubbles
By Mike Miliard 05:24 am April 22, 2015
From policy to payment reform to privacy and security, the 26th Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey takes the pulse of a fast-changing industry. With more thrown at health IT leaders every day, the annual poll offers insight into the plans, hopes and concerns of those on the front lines.
Speech bubbles
By Bernie Monegain 06:22 am April 10, 2015
Want to keep up with the daily goings on in the realm of health IT? Here are some of the top social media aficionados to follow. They're tweeting, linking, blogging and more. And many of them will be roaming the HIMSS15 conference, registered as social media ambassadors.
DNA
By Bernie Monegain 06:21 am March 31, 2015
The National Institutes of Health has created a team of experts in precision medicine to chart the course for the $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative that President Barack Obama launched on Jan. 30. The team will deliver a preliminary report in September 2015.
road with computer code
By Mike Miliard 04:22 pm February 04, 2015
The ambitious 166-page draft published by ONC lays out the "critical actions that the public and private sector need to take" toward real and robust nationwide data sharing. Here are the high points.

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