Government & Policy

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.
By Tom Sullivan 07:37 am February 07, 2019
The agency will continue its resolve to uncover and pursue cases to protect the public from corporate greed, U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan says.

Above photo: Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (centre) visits Ampang Hospital, a public hospital in Selangor, Malaysia. Credit: Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad's Facebook page.

By Dean Koh 01:13 am February 07, 2019
In May 2018, Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said that the Health Ministry will be setting up an independent Health Advisory Council within 100 days to
Gavel DOJ False Claims Greenway
By Tom Sullivan 03:08 pm February 06, 2019
The EHR maker allegedly falsified EHR certification, neglected to fix problems it knew about and paid customers kickbacks to recommend its product to others.

Credit: Cleveland Clinic via YouTube

By Nathan Eddy 09:50 am February 06, 2019
New American Hospital Report says that today’s problems also make it harder for rural providers to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges.
Pew Ben Moscovitch
By Tom Sullivan 09:19 am February 05, 2019
Pew’s director of HIT Ben Moscovitch says consumers prefer biometrics, notably fingerprinting, facial recognition and iris scans, for a unique identifier.

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