Government & Policy

veterans affairs telehealth

Credit: VA.gov

By Laura Lovett 10:07 am May 03, 2018
A hospital or clinic creates an extra layer of anxiety but care can be implemented in video-based therapy, which is finding success for patients, and providers.
veterans affairs health
By Jessica Davis 02:40 pm May 02, 2018
While the White House claims former VA Secretary Shulkin resigned, Shulkin disagrees, and that discrepancy is what two veterans groups claim make Trump’s choice unlawful.
NIH precision medicine

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:17 pm May 02, 2018
Mayo will store 35 million biospecimens to advance data collections among Americans other underrepresented in medical research, notably women and minorities, CEO John Noseworthy said.
opioid crisis prescription drug monitoring programs
By Jessica Davis 03:59 pm April 30, 2018
Issues with data standardization and the differences in regulations inhibit their potential.
FDA chief sees big things for AI in healthcare

Scott Gottlieb, MD, speaking at AcademyHealth 2018 event on April 26. Credit: Twitter

By Mike Miliard 08:51 am April 30, 2018
Scott Gottlieb, MD, is bullish on the opportunities artificial intelligence could bring to EHRs, decision support and more.
DoD EHR rollout

Senator Murray speaking during the Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing on April 26. Credit: senate.gov

By Jessica Davis 11:39 am April 27, 2018
While the Defense Department has hailed the pilot stage of its Cerner EHR implementation as successful, Sen. Patty Murray outlined a list of concerns over tech issues.
VA Secretary pick Ronny Jackson withdraws

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson meets with Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in his office on Capitol Hill April 16. Credit: Mark Wilson, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 11:09 am April 26, 2018
The White House Physician was already facing an uphill battle to be confirmed when 23 people accused him of improper work conduct.
CMS interoperability
By Susan Morse 10:27 am April 26, 2018
The next phase of meaningful use is to create an ecosystem of APIs and apps, end data blocking and give patients choices about what tools they use to access their medical information.
telemedicine

GlobalMed's telemedicine tool at a workplace clinic. Credit: YouTube

By Jessica Davis 09:31 am April 26, 2018
The HELP committee bill outlines ways to expand care access for addicted patients while placing limits on prescriptions.
VA EHR
By Jessica Davis 01:18 pm April 25, 2018
The House Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs voted to fund the VA’s planned

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