Government & Policy

US Senate capital building exterior view of dome
By Tom Leary 08:41 am October 08, 2018
Tom Leary highlights milestones made during the annual event and looks at this year’s NHITWeek points of engagement.
screen snap of Modul app
By Corey Shank 08:00 am September 18, 2018
When its EHR vendor wasn’t going to be ready until 2020, the IT team took matters into its own hands in a low-budget open source project that is already paying off.
healthcare Blue Button

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma speaking at HIMSS18

By David Harlow 10:11 am April 24, 2018
Despite their apparent promise to advance interoperability of clinical and claims data, exactly when the Blue Button 2.0 and MyHealthEData initiatives that CMS unveiled at HIMSS18 will be fully implemented remains unclear.
Women's access to healthcare improved with Obamacare

Healthcare economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 05:07 pm September 08, 2017
The number of uninsured women in the U.S. fell by nearly a half, from 19 million in 2010 to 11 million in 2016.
women in IT
By Sue Schade 02:44 pm September 08, 2017
When I speak to groups about women in IT, I tell them not to put up with being bullied, intimidated and other nonsense.
By Mike Restuccia 09:09 am August 15, 2017
Mike Restuccia says the WannaCry, Petya and ransomware attacks demand more collaboration between healthcare leaders and government agencies, immediately. 
Fix EHR usability problem
By John Glaser 11:09 am August 09, 2017
The veteran executive proposes a multi-pronged approach to ending the tyranny of wasted time and effort created by today’s technologies.

To achieve scale in the new value-based model, it’s critical to determine the appropriate next steps, Ernst & Young health practice leader Carole Faig advises.

By Carole Faig 08:57 am August 03, 2017
Ernst & Young health practice leader Carole Faig explains what hospital executives should focus on while the federal government debates the future of the Affordable Care Act. 
healthcare usability
By Adam Bazer 11:18 am June 30, 2017
Transforming healthcare usability must include standardization to evaluate effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction.
Republican healthcare bill

More than 33 percent of Americans, across all political parties, support a single-payer health plan for the U.S., up 5 percentage points since January 2017.

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 10:42 am June 27, 2017
57 percent of Republicans support the idea of government-sponsored Medicare and Medicaid.

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