Government & Policy

NHS hospital sign in UK
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm August 21, 2018
Months after all NHS trusts failed security assessments, a new assessment from a think tank found the majority of hospitals still are leaning on handwritten documentation, and often misplace patient records.
President Donald Trump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

President Donald Trump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort. Photo by Joe Raedle, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:17 pm August 20, 2018
Following the launch of an investigation by Congressional Democrats into cronyism at the agency, the lawsuit asks the court to block the trio who reportedly influenced the agency’s Cerner EHR contract and other policies.
US military troops walking across airfield

Photo by Luke Sharrett, Getty Images

By Lynne Minion 03:42 pm August 17, 2018
ResApp will partner with Lockheed Martin to join the US government’s "Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health" effort to develop audio-based machine learning algorithms using smartphone microphones.
Optum booth at HIMSS17.
By Susan Morse 02:42 pm August 16, 2018
OptumRx is changing its medication containers for temperature-sensitive prescriptions for home delivery to renewable cotton that is biodegradable, compostable, reusable and recyclable.
doctor with patient in a community health center
By Mike Miliard 02:09 pm August 16, 2018
The grants from the HHS agency aim to boost use of health information technology for cost-efficiencies and outcomes improvement at small hospitals.
Maryland State House in Annapolis

Maryland's state house and capital in Annapolis.

By Jessica Davis 12:48 pm August 16, 2018
While the state program had a security program in place, it lacked sufficient controls over the data and its operation.
FDA building

Credit: FDA.gov

By Jessica Davis 09:53 am August 15, 2018
McAfee researchers show just how easy it is to hack into devices -- but new MedCrypt data shows government guidance may be putting device manufacturers on the right trajectory to shore up this real threat.
Blue Button Conference in Washington DC
By Tom Sullivan 01:23 pm August 14, 2018
With more than 700 developers now in the Blue Button sandbox, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. Digital Service say we are just scratching the surface of what the API-first approach can accomplish.
AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Conference at the White House on Tuesday

AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 10:58 am August 14, 2018
With a GitHub site coming and new developer challenges, the agencies are the latest to engage the developer community.
Panel discussion at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference

Venture capitalist John Doerr speaking at a panel discussion at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House.

By Tom Sullivan 04:09 pm August 13, 2018
Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals what makes the best innovators succeed.

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