Government & Policy

ONC names Sequoia Project as TEFCA coordinator
By Mike Miliard 02:46 pm September 04, 2019
The nonprofit interoperability group will lead development, implementation and maintenance of the common agreement aspects of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement.
By Nathan Eddy 08:54 am September 04, 2019
Deloitte shows how many providers – and even more payers – are going beyond checking boxes on new regs, understanding that wider data sharing has become a strategic necessity.
How to solve the 'Goldilocks' dilemma of health data sharing?

Deven McGraw and Vince Kuraitis

By Mike Miliard 01:58 pm August 29, 2019
Healthcare information is being more widely shared than ever, but how can that be balanced with the need for robust privacy protections? At Health 2.0, two experts will frame the issue.
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.

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