Government & Policy

By Rebecca McBeth 12:19 am May 13, 2019
New Zealand’s Ministry of Health will provide access to two core national systems - the National Health Index (NHI) and Health Practitioner Index (

National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, testifies before the Senate HELP Committee on May 7.

By Mike Miliard 09:21 am May 08, 2019
Despite one senator's hope to move deliberately with rulemakings and not repeat some errors of meaningful use, National Coordinator Donald Rucker said delays only lengthen the time that consumers are "not in control of their care."
By Nathan Eddy 09:48 am May 03, 2019
Company says the security flaw has not been exploited yet and urges customers to update to most recent version.

Photo: US FDA

By Nathan Eddy 10:21 am May 01, 2019
Agency says it will also evaluate blockchain and IoT technologies for creating a safer food system.
By Tom Sullivan 10:25 am April 30, 2019
Top takeaways from a month of reporting on today's current state and the future of health data sharing.

Credit: WA Health

By Dean Koh 02:53 am April 26, 2019
Earlier this week, the Western Australia (WA) Government announced the establishment of a new Ministerial Council that will advise the State Government on opportunities to further develop and support precision health advances.
By Tom Sullivan 02:46 pm April 24, 2019
Agency alleges the company kept customers from using other platforms.
Rural hospital.
By Susan Morse 10:11 am April 24, 2019
The change would ramp up add-on payments to hospitals that implement new tech and increase the wage index for rural and other qualifying hospitals.

National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Donald Rucker

By Mike Miliard 12:12 pm April 19, 2019
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT made interoperability news on several fronts Friday: granting a much-requested 30-day extension for public comments on its proposed data exchange, information blocking and patient access rules and publishing the second draft of its Trus
By Nathan Eddy 09:29 am April 18, 2019
Starboard, which got two members appointed to Cerner’s board last week, sees the EHR vendor’s business as “highly sticky.”

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