Government & Policy

CMS booth at HIMSS18
By Susan Morse 03:00 pm August 03, 2018
Administrator Seema Verma said listened to public feedback and is working to remove obstacles in the way of quality care.
doctors meeting and sharing data in a hospital
By Mike Miliard 02:10 pm August 02, 2018
The informatics group says a nationwide commitment to an improved digital infrastructure and data literacy across the workforce will lead to better health.
facial recognition technology
By Bernie Monegain 10:15 am August 01, 2018
Lawmakers take issue with the tech's potential impact on surveillance, privacy and civil liberties.
James Paul Gfrerer nominated as VA CIO
By Jessica Davis 10:13 am July 30, 2018
If confirmed, James Paul Gfrerer will work closely with ONC’s Genevieve Morris on the Cerner EHR modernization project.
DoD raises budget on Leidos contract for Cerner EHR project by $1.2 billion
By Jessica Davis 02:33 pm July 25, 2018
Project leader Stacy Cummings says the DoD is finding "measurable success" with its workflows and is working with test communities to improve its responsiveness.
EHR interoperability is close
By Tom Sullivan 12:22 pm July 25, 2018
No, interoperability will not be completely solved – but an architectural feat that's about to happen will ignite FHIR and API innovation and bring bright new developer minds to healthcare.
Senate confirms Robert Wilkie to head VA

Robert Wilkie testifying at his confirmation hearing on June 27. Credit: c-span

By Jessica Davis 10:42 am July 24, 2018
After months without a permanent leader, Wilkie will be tasked with ‘righting the ship’ and is set to focus on the Cerner EHR project, already underway.
More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled
By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm July 20, 2018
On the first anniversary of the state's mandate, 51 percent of prescribers in the state are fighting the opioid crisis by using electronic prescription for controlled substances.
Rural hospitals need more funding for broadband, telehealth, AHA says

Credit: Cleveland Clinic on YouTube

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:33 pm July 19, 2018
American Hospital Association called on Congress to advance remote patient monitoring, reduce restrictions on tech, and include more hospitals in the Rural Health Care Program.
IBM Watson partners with Veterans Affairs to provide cancer treatment for veterans
By Dave Muoio 10:22 am July 19, 2018
The agreement is to continue the public-private partnership to connect AI technology with genomic data to provide cancer therapy for veterans.

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