Government & Policy

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By Jessica Davis 02:57 pm August 31, 2018
The bipartisan legislation would require HHS to work with the private sector to analyze data from payers and pharmacists, flagging patients at risk of overuse based on prescription history.
Government Accountability Office exterior building sign
By Jessica Davis 03:41 pm August 29, 2018
Included in an amendment to the Senate appropriations bill, the accountability office would be required to assess any underlying issues that would impact future deployments of the Cerner EHR.
KLAS healthcare IT booth at HIMSS18
By Mike Miliard 02:55 pm August 28, 2018
KLAS assesses regional preferences across one of the most dynamic and competitive health IT markets in the world.
Mona Siddiqui
By Laura Lovett 02:27 pm August 28, 2018
Mona Siddiqui, MD will focus on data sharing culture and the findings from a soon-to-be-released report on the initiative's first phase.
veterans affairs building sign
By Jessica Davis 12:55 pm August 27, 2018
The Veterans Affairs Department's EHR project CHIO stepped down Friday, and the agency still doesn’t have a permanent CIO – should the VA keep pushing forward without proper IT leadership?
Genevieve Morris
By Jessica Davis 12:54 pm August 24, 2018
After just one month on the job, the Morris reportedly stepped down as VA leadership “intends to take the EHR modernization effort in a different direction than we were headed."
xray of spine on tablet
By Tonya Stewart 11:35 am August 23, 2018
The four-year project will work on technology to enable patients to regain control of limbs and researchers said it could ultimately be applied other cases, notably epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
robotic surgery

Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas, Getty Images

By Lynne Minion 09:39 am August 22, 2018
Australian Medical Robotics Academy will train surgeons to conduct certain cancer procedures Victorian Government says.
Babylon GP at Hand smartphone app screen snaps

Babylon’s GP at Hand smartphone app.

By Tonya Stewart 04:22 pm August 21, 2018
While a recent review showed Babylon’s GP at Hand smartphone app improved care access, the plans to expand its roll-out were prohibited by officials.
Beth Killoran headshot from HHS
By Jessica Davis 01:49 pm August 21, 2018
Just two months after House and Senate committees criticized the department for its instability, HHS moves Beth Killoran to the Office of the Surgeon General.

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