Government & Policy

FDA launches innovation challenge to help stem opioid crisis

Credit: GAO.gov

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.
Bruce Greenstein departs as HHS CTO
By Mike Miliard 11:54 am May 23, 2018
After a year serving as the top tech strategist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Greenstein to join LHC Group.
EHR safety contest from ONC
By Tom Sullivan 11:12 am May 23, 2018
Agency seeks app that enables clinicians to report safety issues within the EHR workflow.
Cerner President Zane Burke talks about DoD MHS Genesis EHR
By Jessica Davis 02:03 pm May 21, 2018
On a call with investors, Burke praised the EHR pilot at the Defense Department and suggested those negative media reports may have involved a competitor.
EHR vendor Epic involved in a Supreme Court labor law decision
By Mike Miliard 12:24 pm May 21, 2018
Supreme Court sides with Epic and other employers over workers in the May 21 decision, with Justice Neil Gorsuch writing the 5-4 majority opinion.
Trump shakes hands with acting VA secretary Wilkie at White House

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Robert Wilkie after nominating him to be next Veterans Affairs Secretary on Friday. Photo by Mark Wilson, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:28 pm May 18, 2018
Joking that he “ruined the surprise,” the President made the announcement at the White House prison reform summit Friday afternoon.

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