Government & Policy

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.
FDA AI approval for hospitals

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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

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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.
senate gives veterans affairs $5.2 billion to expand private care
By Jessica Davis 11:37 am May 24, 2018
Passing with a 92-5 vote, the legislation also will mandate the agency participate in national PDMP data sharing network.
GDPR compliance tools for hospitals
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm May 23, 2018
The dashboard can help health systems manage the stringent privacy rules of the EU's looming General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect this week.

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