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HHS puts out RFI for new innovation and investment workgroup

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By Mike Miliard 01:22 pm June 07, 2018
The agency is seeking ideas from healthcare stakeholders about how such a group might be structured, and how it could help accelerate innovation and encourage capital investment across the industry.
Colorado passes new 30-day notification data protection law
By Jessica Davis 01:08 pm June 07, 2018
The month-long window is the shortest turnaround from a state and doesn’t exempt the healthcare sector, effectively giving Colorado providers just half the time required by HIPAA to report.
hospital tech attractive for Mergers and Acquisitions
By Beth Jones Sanborn 12:31 pm June 07, 2018
Interest in potentially disruptive technologies abound in the active M&A realm but so do security concerns and dissatisfaction.
POLL: What's next for athenahealth?

Credit: athenahealth on Twitter

By 09:45 am June 07, 2018
With CEO Jonathan Bush now out, should athenahealth accept activist investor Elliott Management's $6.5 billion takeover bid?
FCC Chairman Pai calls for raising rural healthcare budget to $571 million

Ajit Pai testifies at the Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the FCC's budget in May. Credit: Getty Images

By Bernie Monegain 09:15 am June 07, 2018
Ajit Pai seeks immediate action to ramp up the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program, which advances telehealth, for the first time since it started in 1997.
CiOX machine learning applies AI to interoperability
By Mike Miliard 03:17 pm June 06, 2018
The new technology enables hospitals to manage disparate data from various electronic health records. 
Former Apple CEO John Sculley speaks with Wainwright Fishburn, of Cooley LLP at BIO18

Former Apple CEO John Sculley speaks with Wainwright Fishburn, of Cooley LLP during the BIO18 event on Wednesday.

By Dave Muoio 01:18 pm June 06, 2018
Former Apple CEO John Sculley speaks at the BIO18 event about healthcare’s slow adoption of new technologies and its general aversion to risky innovations.
Leo Scanlon at a hearing talking about HHS healthcare cybersecurity

Leo Scanlon at a hearing examining the role of HHS in healthcare cybersecurity, on June 8, 2017. Credit: Energy & Commerce Committee

By Jessica Davis 11:45 am June 06, 2018
House and Senate committees criticize department with essentially the same case sidelined Deputy CISO Leo Scanlon made in March.
HIMSS names Steve Wretling as new Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
By Mike Miliard 10:08 am June 06, 2018
The former global CTO for DaVita is the third recent big hire for HIMSS, joining a new chief clinical officer and executive VP of international.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush leaves company
By Bernie Monegain 09:28 am June 06, 2018
Bush’s exit comes as previous charges of sexual harassment and domestic abuse surface amid activist investor’s nearly $7 billion takeover bid.

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