Government & Policy

Optum booth at HIMSS17.
By Susan Morse 02:42 pm August 16, 2018
OptumRx is changing its medication containers for temperature-sensitive prescriptions for home delivery to renewable cotton that is biodegradable, compostable, reusable and recyclable.
doctor with patient in a community health center
By Mike Miliard 02:09 pm August 16, 2018
The grants from the HHS agency aim to boost use of health information technology for cost-efficiencies and outcomes improvement at small hospitals.
Maryland State House in Annapolis

Maryland's state house and capital in Annapolis.

By Jessica Davis 12:48 pm August 16, 2018
While the state program had a security program in place, it lacked sufficient controls over the data and its operation.
FDA building

Credit: FDA.gov

By Jessica Davis 09:53 am August 15, 2018
McAfee researchers show just how easy it is to hack into devices -- but new MedCrypt data shows government guidance may be putting device manufacturers on the right trajectory to shore up this real threat.
Blue Button Conference in Washington DC
By Tom Sullivan 01:23 pm August 14, 2018
With more than 700 developers now in the Blue Button sandbox, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. Digital Service say we are just scratching the surface of what the API-first approach can accomplish.
AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Conference at the White House on Tuesday

AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am August 14, 2018
With a GitHub site coming and new developer challenges, the agencies are the latest to engage the developer community.
Panel discussion at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference

Venture capitalist John Doerr speaking at a panel discussion at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House.

By Tom Sullivan 04:09 pm August 13, 2018
Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals what makes the best innovators succeed.
Seema Verma speaking at the White House Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference on Monday

CMS Administrator Seema Verma speaking at the White House Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference on Monday. Credit: Twitter

By Tom Sullivan 03:58 pm August 13, 2018
Speaking at the White House, she said the potential of what unleashed health data could do for the country is "really unimaginable."
Veterans Affairs healthcare sign at HIMSS
By Jessica Davis 12:23 pm August 10, 2018
A trio of President Trump’s friends reportedly held up the Cerner EHR contract and influenced policies, among a host of other claims.
By Susan Morse 08:00 am August 10, 2018
New rule would advance interoperability, streamline measures accountable care organizations need to report and pay for more types of virtual visits.  

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