Government & Policy

Dave Chase headshot
By Tom Sullivan 09:00 am September 20, 2018
Dave Chase puts forth those contrarian viewpoints in his new book, and predicts that millennials will redirect the future of healthcare – which is a good thing.
Donald Trump
By Susan Morse 05:23 pm September 19, 2018
President Trump on Wednesday threatened to add new import taxes on an additional $257 billion of Chinese goods to the $200 billion established on Monday. This was in response to China on Tuesday announcing plans to impose new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. exports.
NHS hospital sign in UK
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:02 pm September 19, 2018
The National Health Service in England has announced two new innovator programs to accelerate the use of digital health tools that benefit patients and remove barriers slowing adoption of innovation. 
Steve Wretling speaking at a HIMSS event
By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am September 19, 2018
And there’s already one in the JASON Report from 2014 that was eclipsed by the industry’s excitement about open APIs.
veterans affairs booth at HIMSS18
By Jessica Davis 12:36 pm September 18, 2018
Beginning Sept. 21, VA will start accepting proposals for contractors to handle the technical and administrative services of its legacy EHR.
worker pressing button on fax machine
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:33 pm September 18, 2018
Countries around the globe are dealing with legacy fax machines and the UK organization is looking to get rid of its devices by 2019.
US Senate capital building exterior view of dome
By Mike Miliard 12:31 pm September 18, 2018
With a rare near-unanimous vote, the United States Senate passed The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 on Monday evening. It's a massive bill comprising a wide array of proposals drawn from five Senate committees, and has many implications for the use and funding of health IT.
FDA building sign

Credit: FDA

By Laura Lovett 01:55 pm September 14, 2018
Though not without critics, the FDA has advanced regulatory processes for apps, medical devices, genomics and clinical decision support.
GAO Carol Harris testifying at House VA hearing

Carol Harris from the GAO testifies at the House VA Subcommittee on Thursday. Credit: HouseVetAffairs

By Jessica Davis 01:47 pm September 14, 2018
The first House VA Subcommittee on Technology Modernization hearing revealed that officials and congressional members are not on the same page when it comes to governance.
Apple Watch with ECG feature
By Jonah Comstock 02:48 pm September 12, 2018
This is the first FDA clearance for Apple and pushes the Watch further into healthcare than ever before.

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