Population Health relates to Policy

CMS, USDS innovators on the future of Blue Button 2.0

With more than 700 developers now in the Blue Button sandbox, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. Digital Service say we are just scratching the surface of what the API-first approach can accomplish.

AHRQ, Social Security Administration aim to attract FHIR developers

With a GitHub site coming and new developer challenges, the agencies are the latest to engage the developer community.

5 traits of extraordinary entrepreneurs

Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals what makes the best innovators succeed.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma calls on payers to release claims data in API format

Speaking at the White House, she said the potential of what unleashed health data could do for the country is "really unimaginable."

Dems blast VA 'cronyism' after ProPublica report, launch investigation

A trio of President Trump’s friends reportedly held up the Cerner EHR contract and influenced policies, among a host of other claims.

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

New rule would advance interoperability, streamline measures accountable care organizations need to report and pay for more types of virtual visits.

 

ClearData earns new HITRUST cert for cloud security offerings

Company says expanding coverage for Amazon, Google Cloud, Microsoft and others, makes it easier for hospitals to comply with a host of data privacy regulations.

Arnot Health uses secure texting to slash ED door-to-floor times by 36%

A new communication process in the emergency department helped the hospital reduce the time it took a patient to get to their new unit by almost half an hour.

Community Health Systems under scrutiny for EHRs, meaningful use

In an SEC filing, the for-profit chain says it is cooperating with an investigation into its hospitals' participation in the federal incentive program but offered few details.

Think tank urges social media sites to address mental health of young people

NHS officials In the UK said that social media platforms can have an “insidious grip” on people’s lives and companies such as Facebook have to face up to their responsibilities.