Government & Policy

OIG audit: Massive backlog in digitizing VHA medical records
By Nathan Eddy 11:11 am August 26, 2019
VHA medical facilities have a cumulative medical document backlog equivalent to more than five miles of stacked paper, with nearly 600,000 electronic files dating back to 2016.
By Mike Miliard 04:38 pm August 16, 2019
Launchpad helps streamline access for both vets and their caregivers, coordinating various VA apps in one place and enabling easier sharing of EHR data and access to telehealth.

Photo credit: ADHA's official Twitter page.

By Dean Koh 08:27 pm August 15, 2019
With more than a decade of experience as a registered nurse, Angela Ryan combines her clinical experience with her knowledge in health informatics toward the practical, meaningful and integrated use of digital health tools in Australia.
FDA partners with Syapse to study regulatory use of real-world evidence
By Mike Miliard 11:57 am August 15, 2019
The precision medicine company will work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to see how secure patient data can be better put to work in the development of oncology treatments.
U.S. Capitol
By Jeff Lagasse 07:07 am August 15, 2019
Countries that spent more on social services tended to spend more on healthcare, even after adjusting for poverty and unemployment rates.
VA, DOD join forces to streamline healthcare supply chain
By Mike Miliard 11:15 am August 14, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Logistics Agency of the Department of Defense announced a new strategic partnership this week aimed at boosting the VA’s supply chain modernization efforts.
Medical groups want changes to CMS' Patients Over Paperwork program
By Mike Miliard 04:40 pm August 13, 2019
AMGA and MGMA still see too many rules for providers participating in value-based care, and say the program hasn't delivered the relief from administrative burden that was promised.

Above photo: John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics. 

By Rebecca McBeth 05:16 am August 13, 2019
Eight more district health boards (DHBs) in New Zealand will be assessed on their digital maturity using HIMSS Analytics maturity assessments over the next 12 months.
By Mike Miliard 03:41 pm August 12, 2019
The money from HHS will help community health centers, rural organizations and others to expand access to coordinated substance abuse and mental health treatments.
Field hospital of the future is self-powered, deployable by C-130 aircraft

(Photo: World Housing Solution demo video)

By Nathan Eddy 11:31 am August 12, 2019
Developed to be of use to troops at forward operating bases and other remote areas across the globe, the portable hospital can be run off solar panels and provides a sterile environment for treating the wounded.

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