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HHS nominee Alex Azar at the Senate Finance Committee meeting on Jan. 9. Credit: C-span

By Bill Siwicki 05:50 pm January 17, 2018
Now Azar gets a vote by the full Senate to put him atop the agency, which has not had a chief since Tom Price resigned in scandal in September.
selling medical devices
By Bill Siwicki 05:18 pm January 17, 2018
The online marketplace includes devices, pharmaceuticals, capital equipment and supplies to help hospitals recover some expenses and reduce overall costs.
cerner EHR
By Jessica Davis 04:11 pm January 17, 2018
While circulating reports say DoD put its Cerner EHR replacement project on hold amid user complaints, the agency is in the middle of a planned 8-week assessment period at its four test sites.
ONC HIT Advisory Committee

NYeC’s Executive Director, Valerie Grey. Credit: nyehealth.org

By Bill Siwicki 03:28 pm January 17, 2018
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer appointed her to move the healthcare system forward through innovations and technologies that advance electronic access, exchange and use of health data.
advance care planning
By Jeff Lagasse 02:51 pm January 17, 2018
Making Choices Michigan offers free advance directive services that Great Lakes Health Connect enables clinicians to access, and Community Manager Carol Robinson said doing so helps the organizations pursue the Triple Aim.
ONC artificial intelligence
By Tom Sullivan 02:49 pm January 17, 2018
The JASON advisory group also outlined challenges and recommended several steps the government and industry should take to accelerate the use of AI.

Ajit Pai during the FCC meeting vote on net neutrality on Dec. 14. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 12:25 pm January 17, 2018
The lawsuit aims to block the “illegal rollback” of Obama-era net neutrality rules and was filed the same day as Senate Dems present a resolution to overturn the repeal.
health IT funding

Despite the record growth, the report found steep declines in mobile health apps and wearable sensors year-over-year.

By Mike Miliard 11:56 am January 17, 2018
Total corporate funding for healthcare technology companies climbed to $8.2 billion (including debt and public market financing) in 2017 – a whopping 47 percent increase from the $5.6 billion raised in 2016, according to
HIMSS Physician Executive Leader of the Year

Colin Banas, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

By Tom Sullivan 11:41 am January 17, 2018
The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center CMIO earned the award by applying IT at the point of care to optimize engagements and improve outcomes, the associations said.
AMGA hires former Geisinger leader

John Kennedy, MD was named CMO at AMGA. Credit: Geisinger

By Mike Miliard 10:28 am January 17, 2018
John Kennedy, MD, an endocrinologist and longtime innovator in diabetes treatment, will also serve as president of the AMGA Foundation.

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