Government & Policy

Surescripts files motion to dismiss FTC antitrust charge
By Mike Miliard 12:56 pm July 15, 2019
The e-prescribing giant says the Federal Trade Commission's complaint shouldn't be reviewed in federal court because it relies on several factual errors.
By Dean Koh 01:51 am July 12, 2019
Thailand’s population is ageing rapidly with almost half of its electorate above 50 years old by 2025. Healthcare costs are rising and it is not tenable in the long-run to keep building hospitals.
HHS summit to tackle quality improvement across programs
By Mike Miliard 01:52 pm July 10, 2019
The Quality Summit will convene healthcare stakeholders to explore ways the department's many quality programs can be assessed and adapted to better advance value-based care models.
By Tammy Lovell 06:52 am July 10, 2019
The Patient Safety Strategy says new system will use AI to improve learning from care incidents.

ONC's Jon White (left) and Steve Posnack

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm July 08, 2019
White's areas of focus at the agency included the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, the recently proposed information blocking rules.
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:32 am July 05, 2019
A new survey of over 2,220 people in England found support for collaborations resulting in access to the discoveries generated at less cost and improvements in the care provided.
By Nathan Eddy 01:58 pm July 02, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Verizon are teaming up to offer veterans who are customers of the telecommunications giant unlimited access to department's VA Video Connect telehealth app.
By Nathan Eddy 04:03 pm July 01, 2019
Google, the University of Chicago Medical Center and University of Chicago are listed as defendants in a class action suit that alleges they failed to properly de-identify sensitive patient medical data.

Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, FDA's deputy director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology Innovation, says all device manufacturers should "monitor and assess cybersecurity vulnerability risk, and to be proactive about disclosing vulnerabilities."

By Benjamin Harris 02:24 pm July 01, 2019
The agency warns that older MiniMed devices – which have been recalled by Medtronic – could be hacked and remotely controlled, adding to the list of cyber concerns for IoT devices.
By Mike Miliard 01:10 pm June 25, 2019
The HIMSS EHR Association tells the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that the Promoting Interoperability Program needs consistency and specificity in its clinical requirements.

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