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The ONC Town Hall event at HIMSS17 discussed the future health IT policy initiatives. With the release of Trump's new budget, many organizations believe the ONC budget cut will have a negative impact on innovation, among other things.

By Tom Sullivan 03:31 pm May 23, 2017
HIMSS, AHIMA, AMIA all say the drastic cuts to ONC and other agencies will hamper patient safety and new cures, send innovation in a downward spiral and slow down work toward a learning health system.
Intermountain telehealth platform
By Bernie Monegain 03:13 pm May 23, 2017
Utah health system says the platform make its nurse practitioners and physician assistants available for online patient visits.
Interoperability crucial to patient safety
By Mike Miliard 02:47 pm May 23, 2017
But the former ONC chief thinks consumerism will play a major role in promoting data exchange.
hospital cybersecurity
By Bill Siwicki 02:22 pm May 23, 2017
ID management has become central to fighting cybercrime as cloud computing and the internet change the nature of access and security, according to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s vice president of security.
By Bill Siwicki 02:13 pm May 23, 2017
The system’s ACO is working with Arcadia Healthcare Solutions on using data to improve health, gain efficiencies and trim costs.
Intersystems and Epic EHR vendors global business
By Bernie Monegain 01:32 pm May 23, 2017
KLAS report found InterSystems appealed to many providers for its lower cost structure than Epic.
leaked NSA tools WannaCry ransomware
By Jessica Davis 01:15 pm May 23, 2017
While WannaCry exploited two of the NSA’s leaked hacking tools, EternalBlue uses all seven and has no kill-switch.While WannaCry exploited two of the NSA’s leaked hacking tools, EternalBlue uses all seven and has no kill-switch.
Trump cuts Medicaid
By Susan Morse 12:10 pm May 23, 2017
The cuts to Medicaid move from entitlement and a state-based per-capita grant program, eliminating all but the neediest from the benefit.
future health IT

Tom Sullivan at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum, where speakers and panelists discussed the biggest roadblocks to embracing emerging technologies.

By Tom Sullivan 11:22 am May 23, 2017
Persistent infrastructure and talent acquisition concerns render the industry not-quite-ready to embrace the next generation of health IT. But we’re getting close.

Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget Director, spoke last week at the White House. On Monday, he briefed reporters off-camera about the FY18 budget.

By Tom Sullivan 10:47 am May 23, 2017
The President’s proposal instructs the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to prioritize interoperability and EHR usability with $22 million less than ONC had in years’ past.

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