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The VA Provider Accountability Act would prevent medical providers with disciplinary actions on their record from crossing state lines to keep practicing medicine.

By Jessica Davis 01:22 pm November 09, 2017
On heels of a USA Today report that found VA pushed aside firing orders in secret settlement deals, the proposed legislation would prevent disciplined medical providers from crossing state lines to keep practicing.
UDI on Medicare forms

Sen. Chuck Grassley on the Senate floor Nov. 1. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm November 09, 2017
Sens. Chuck Grassley and Elizabeth Warren are giving the agency until Dec. 1 to decide whether CMS will follow OIG recommendations to ensure UDI is included on Medicare claim forms.
Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

Former Eli Lilly exec Alex Azar previously served as HHS deputy secretary under President George W. Bush. Credit: YouTube

By Tom Sullivan 12:05 pm November 09, 2017
Azar previously served as deputy secretary at Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.
VA email system
By Mike Miliard 11:30 am November 09, 2017
By weeding out low-priority messages and training clinicians how to optimize their inboxes, hospitals have helped enable more face time for quality care.
AWS cloud server

Amazon office front door. Flickr photo by Robert Scoble

By Jessica Davis 10:03 am November 09, 2017
A new warning feature will appear on multiple spots across the console, while a privacy feature includes support to encrypt all S3 data by default.

UCSD's supercomputer center. Credit: UCSD

By Bill Siwicki 03:42 pm November 08, 2017
A prominent academic medical center, a supercomputer and a California start-up came together to determine the best regimen for a patient after doctors had tried four previous times.
clinical analytics
By Tom Sullivan 03:24 pm November 08, 2017
New research projects that healthcare organizations will continue buying more and more analytics technologies every year.
ONC contest winners
By Mike Miliard 02:42 pm November 08, 2017
Vynca, PIC-SURE and Information Softworks emerge from a crowded field with new strategies for probabilistic record matching.
NIH's All of Us

Photo: Global Panorama via Flickr.

By Dave Muoio 02:12 pm November 08, 2017
The program will distribute 10,000 Fitbit devices to a representative sample of All of Us participants for a one-year study to determine its use on a larger scale in the program.
VA telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo by Dwight Burdette, Wikimedia Commons 

By Jessica Davis 01:46 pm November 08, 2017
The bipartisan legislation -- which received broad support from Congress and trade groups -- will let VA providers in good standing practice telehealth regardless of the patient’s location.

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