Government & Policy

Senate opioid crisis

Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, during a Senate floor speech in March. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 01:16 pm March 28, 2018
Proposed by Sen. Lamar Alexander, the bill would improve the FDA’s infrastructure to support real-time data sharing.

Chris Wlaschin speaking at an ICIT briefing Oct. 2017. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 03:09 pm March 27, 2018
Wlaschin also says HHS cybersecurity efforts are not as dire at they might appear.
Research Finds States Remain Committed to Value-Based Payment Models
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By Change Healthcare 08:32 am March 27, 2018
Change Healthcare study reveals an innovative and collaborative mosaic of activity across the nation.
CMS Deputy CIO Janet Vogel to replace outgoing HHS CISO Wlaschin
By Jessica Davis 03:32 pm March 26, 2018
Christopher Wlaschin is stepping down at the end of March for family reasons, but his departure comes amid controversy surrounding the abrupt removal of two cybersecurity leaders.
VA Secretary David Shulkin
By Jessica Davis 01:54 pm March 26, 2018
While reports as late as Sunday said the VA Secretary was out, the White House Deputy Press Secretary says the president currently has no plans to let him go – although "that could change."
PDMP now interoperable with 25 states, DC
By Jessica Davis 04:43 pm March 23, 2018
Providers can now view a complete picture of a patient’s prescribing history to help combat doctor shopping.
HIMSS and Health 2.0 Dev4Health

Aneesh Chopra will be the Dev4Health event's opening keynote in Cleveland on April 30. 

By Tom Sullivan 10:22 am March 23, 2018
Innovation conference to include breakouts focused on open APIs and the interface revolution, FHIR and the SMART toolbox, and developing technologies with the healthcare end user in mind.
House passes spending bill
By Susan Morse 01:15 pm March 22, 2018
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will keep its $60 million operating budget, which some experts see as a boon to interoperability, and HHS gets a $10 billion boost.
HHS HCCIC cybersecurity initiative

Leo Scanlon at a hearing examining the role of HHS in healthcare cybersecurity, on June 8, 2017. Credit: Energy & Commerce Committee

By Jessica Davis 12:38 pm March 22, 2018
After being abruptly placed on admin leave, Leo Scanlon opens up about his 150-day leave, “dirty politics,” and what it means for the future of the HCCIC cybersecurity initiative.
HIMSS TV
By 10:33 am March 21, 2018
A roundup of big ideas from experts on interoperability, patient engagement, security, cloud computing, innovation, policy and more during HIMSS18.

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