Government & Policy

By Bernie Monegain 12:10 pm June 05, 2018
HeartMate3 recalled because of unintended disconnection between power source and controller.
AI is coming to a doctor's office near you, and AMA wants to be ready

AI's success in healthcare depends on enthused buy-in from physicians AMA President James Madara, MD, said at HIMSS18. 

 

By Mike Miliard 04:41 pm June 04, 2018
The American Medical Association assesses the implications of artificial and "augmented" intelligence, proposing policy recommendations as it prepares for its annual meeting, which starts June 9.
HIMSS weighs in on FDA software pre-cert program
By Mike Miliard 03:55 pm June 01, 2018
As the agency considers a lighter touch for regulating iterative versions of software-as-a-medical device, it should also stay focused on patient-centeredness, cybersecurity and more, HIMSS says.
EHR happenings and interoperability initiatives in May
By Tom Sullivan 09:29 am June 01, 2018
Apple, Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner and others made noteworthy moves in the last few weeks.

Credit: FDA.gov

By Mike Miliard 03:27 pm May 31, 2018
With more machine learning tools expected to get the go-ahead soon, health systems should be partnering with vendors to supply data for better algorithms.
Chris Economos, VP of Business Development at PhysIQ, speaking at the May 24 Startup Day event in Chicago.

Chris Economos, VP of Business Development at PhysIQ, making a presentation at the May 24 Startup Day event in Chicago.

By John Sharp 10:22 am May 31, 2018
Startups would be smart to align with government initiatives such as interoperability, opioid crisis, AI and price transparency.
VA leadership shakeup with Trump administration
By Jessica Davis 04:01 pm May 30, 2018
The agency’s Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman announces his retirement, as Trump names yet another acting secretary to fill the post left by Robert Wilkie.
FDA launches innovation challenge to help stem opioid crisis

Credit: GAO.gov

By Bernie Monegain 01:23 pm May 30, 2018
The contest aims to offer unique approaches to detecting, treating and preventing addiction, Food and Drug Administration officials said.
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation

King's Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 02:48 pm May 29, 2018
King's Daughters boosts medication reconciliation threshold to 77 percent and e-prescribing to 52 percent.
EU's GDPR privacy law
By Jessica Davis 02:37 pm May 25, 2018
The European regulation is much more stringent than HIPAA, and those health systems that handle EU patient data, even in the U.S., must adjust their privacy measures to comply.

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