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GOP Obamacare repeal
By Susan Morse 03:24 pm April 20, 2017
A new bill could be out as early as the weekend as President Donald Trump chases a win before his 100-day mark.
By Tom Sullivan 03:12 pm April 20, 2017
Most respondents from foreign countries report far fewer electronic health record dangers.
healthcare accessing public wifi
By Mike Miliard 02:56 pm April 20, 2017
Dell survey finds connecting to public Wi-Fi to access confidential information, using personal email for work and widespread use of public cloud services also pose risks to health information.
VA hospitals JAMA report

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, TX (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Jessica Davis 02:10 pm April 20, 2017
The agency scored higher on six of nine patient safety indicators, but still needs to work on behavioral health and patient experience, a JAMA Internal Medicine report finds.
By Mike Miliard 01:45 pm April 20, 2017
Among recent developments in interoperable data exchange is a new physician-led health information network in Connecticut.
app makes EHRs faster

Ram Sahasranam, president and co-founder of Praxify

By Bill Siwicki 01:36 pm April 20, 2017
Partnership between Praxify, NTT Data aims to enhance the usability and performance of electronic health records, improve decision-making at the point of care and save clinicians time.
VA doctor choice
By Bernie Monegain 12:37 pm April 20, 2017
Veterans Choice Program Extension lets vets seek care at private healthcare institutions, buys time for VA Secretary Shulkin to write a more comprehensive plan for veterans’ healthcare needs.
By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am April 20, 2017
With a total of 66 products in ONC’s Certified Health IT List, and many of those are modules rather than EHR platforms, hospital IT shops need to check-in with their vendors now. 
grants fight opioid crisis
By Bernie Monegain 10:44 am April 20, 2017
HHS Secretary Tom Price plans to focus on public health surveillance and the availability of overdose-reversing drugs.
Secret hospital inspections
By Charles Ornstein 10:19 am April 20, 2017
The federal government has proposed requiring that accreditors release reports on the problems they find during hospital inspections. Right now, the reports are secret.

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