Government & Policy

Illustration of man tangled in ribbons
By Mike Miliard 05:02 pm December 12, 2014
The mood was hopeful as 2014 dawned. "This is the year," said Robert Tagalicod, director of CMS' Office of E-Health Standards and Services, speaking in February as the industry prepared to kick-off Stage 2 meaningful use attestations.
Painting clouds
By Healthcare IT News 11:29 am August 21, 2014
Inspired by the iconic commercial Apple launched in 1997, we introduce just a few of the many "crazy ones" working in health IT today.
By Erin McCann 06:41 am May 23, 2014
Since 2009, when the HIPAA breach notification requirement took effect, nearly 31.4 million people have had their protected health information compromised in privacy and security breaches.
10 portraits of IT newsmakers
By Mike Miliard 05:00 am January 08, 2014
As Healthcare IT News celebrates its 10th anniversary, we look back on the words of movers and shakers -- from U.S. presidents to hospital CIOs -- whose vision and leadership have helped shape an industry.
Images capture 10 years of health IT
By Bernie Monegain 05:00 am January 07, 2014
From President George W. Bush's embrace of healthcare IT to the opening of, hard work, government incentives, political battles and more have made for broad and rapid changes in healthcare in the past 10 years. View this slideshow for a look back at the big moments.
By Jamie Thompson 12:43 pm October 01, 2013
Revisit the 8th annual National Health IT Week, which took place September 16-20 in Washington, D.C. More than 375 organizations participated in the event to discuss the important role health IT plays in the U.S. healthcare system.
Health Datapalooza IV
By Erin McCann 09:58 am June 04, 2013
Health Datapalooza IV kicked off June 3 in Washington, D.C., and featured keynote speakers such as athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Harvard Medical School Professor Atul Gawande and UK Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt.
By Diana Manos 01:59 pm October 25, 2012
Sometimes known as "health IT czars," the heads of the Office of the National Coordinator have come from differing backgrounds in healthcare, and different sides of the aisle, but all of them have been fiercely dedicated to health IT. Take a look at this slideshow to see where they are now.
By Bernie Monegain 09:52 pm October 16, 2012
An artist, an author, a medical ethicist, a surgeon, a politician and many other luminaries have delivered keynotes at MGMA annual conferences over the years. We take you from 2012, year by year back to 2005, to see who was on stage delivering motivational words.
By Diana Manos 01:35 pm October 10, 2012
For so many years, healthcare IT has enjoyed full bipartisan support. Now, a recent call from House Republican leaders for a halt to the meaningful use incentive program - so close to the election - raises the question: Does health IT ever get caught up in political warfare?