Government & Policy

Former Sen. Tom Daschle, National Coordinator Don Rucker, Cerner's Kashif Rathore, Sean Martin of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Jeff Rose of Hearst Health speak during a panel discussion Thursday at HIMSS19.

By Mike Miliard 12:10 pm February 14, 2019
At HIMSS19, ONC Chief Don Rucker joined panel discussions on information sharing led by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
HIMSS19 Keynote speakers.
By Tom Sullivan 04:13 pm February 12, 2019
Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra said that CMS embracing FHIR means an end to any fight over data standards.
By Mike Miliard 01:00 pm February 12, 2019
The agency is dealing with interoperability and cybersecurity, just like everyone – but add to those hurdles a vast and work-intensive EHR overhaul, stringent budgetary requirements and challenges with workforce visibility, and the DHA has a tall order.

(Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool, Getty Images)

By Mike Miliard 06:25 pm February 11, 2019
With worries that China and other countries are outpacing the U.S. in artificial intelligence maturity, the initiative seeks to boost R&D and education. But it's spare on specifics and has no new funding attached.
John Halamka

John Halamka speaks at the HIMSS19 Precision Medicine Summit in Orlando on Monday.

By Mike Miliard 02:04 pm February 11, 2019
At the HIMSS19 Precision Medicine Summit, John Halamka and other healthcare leaders described how policy, technology, clinical processes and patient engagement need to evolve to make it a reality for primary care.
Steven Posnack, ONC Office of Technology, Elise Sweeney Anthony, director, Office of Policy, ONC and Dr. Terrence Omalley, Partners Healthcare System.

From left, Steven Posnack, executive director, ONC Office of Technology; Elise Sweeney Anthony, director, ONC Office of Policy; Dr. Terrence O'Malley of Partners HealthCare, a member of ONC's Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.

By Susan Morse 11:15 am February 11, 2019
Healthcare providers and plans need to implement open data sharing technologies to support transitions of care as patients move between plan types.
Change Healthcare booth HIMSS
By Tom Sullivan 09:01 am February 11, 2019
Offerings include record locator service, identity management and document retrieval, the company says.
By Mike Miliard 03:25 pm February 08, 2019
A national database of usability and safety issues, and enforcement of basic design and UX standards, are just two ways the promise of the past decade can be realized.

Credit: FDA.gov

By Nathan Eddy 10:33 am February 08, 2019
The initiative will tap into emerging technologies, potentially blockchain, to improve supply chain safety and security.
By Tom Sullivan 07:37 am February 07, 2019
The EHR vendor signed a corporate integrity agreement that lays out action items for the next five years.

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