Government & Policy

VA Cerner EHR

VA Secretary Shulkin testifying during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Jessica Davis 10:51 am March 16, 2018
The embattled VA secretary told a Congressional committee that the agency is working closely with the DoD to learn lessons for its own Cerner overhaul.
EHR versus CHR
By Mike Miliard 01:20 pm March 15, 2018
The C should stand for connected, not comprehensive, say tech, policy and clinical experts at the school's Center for Digital Health Innovation.
 Elizabeth Holmes charged by SEC with ‘massive fraud’
By Jessica Davis 02:21 pm March 14, 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of scandal-ridden startup Theranos, with “massive fraud.”
Michigan kicked its PDMP up a notch to clamp down on opioids
By Bill Siwicki 09:17 am March 14, 2018
Michigan, like much of the rest of this country, is in the midst of an opioid crisis. The number of opioid prescriptions, individuals in substance use disorder programs and, worst of all, opioid-related drug overdose deaths have all increased from 2011 to 2015 in the state.
VA Secretary David Shulkin EHR modernization

VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, speaking at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas on March 10.

By Jessica Davis 01:22 pm March 13, 2018
Now that President Trump has officially removed Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, the future is uncertain for the Cerner contract.
HIMSS18

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf gives the opening keynote of HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

By Mike Miliard 04:02 pm March 12, 2018
The post-EHR era is well and truly here, but EHR-centric challenges are still as thorny as ever.
VA study of wearables, AI shows promise for heart failure patients
By Bill Siwicki 02:43 pm March 12, 2018
The research evaluated how AI-based personalized physiology analytics could be applied to wearable biosensor data to predict when a patient might be at risk of hospitalization.
Healthy Nevada Project precision medicine study
By Bill Siwicki 02:29 pm March 12, 2018
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval will invite an additional 40,000 Nevadans on March 15 to enroll in the study and have their DNA sequenced for in-depth research.
Veterans Affairs EHR
By Mike Miliard 04:30 pm March 09, 2018
The agency’s leader also called on the industry to embrace open APIs and develop SMART on FHIR apps through the VA's new Lighthouse platform.
NASA's telemedicine docs keep ISS astronauts healthy
By Jonah Comstock 07:56 pm March 08, 2018
Shannan Moynihan, MD, deputy chief of space and occupational medicine, explains at HIMSS18 how telemedicine is used aboard the International Space Station.

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