Federal health care policy issues and health care reform
- February 01, 2019
The growing shift from traditional healthcare delivery models to value-based care models that focus on more holistic views of a patient will take center stage at HIMSS 2019.
- January 10, 2019
The healthcare sector is anxiously awaiting the release of federal health agencies' rules on interoperability, but the government shutdown will further delay their release.
- November 28, 2018
A new draft report from the ONC acknowledges the challenges with EHRs and provides suggested solutions, including decreased regulation and more stakeholder cooperation.
- October 24, 2018
Telemedicine proponents have an ally: the chairman of the FCC. Here's what Ajit Pai has planned to get broadband into poor and rural communities in the U.S.
- October 05, 2018
The U.S. Digital Service is slowly moving a Medicare mainframe to the cloud as a way to prepare for value-based care. Here's a look inside the office's deliberate strategy.
- April 04, 2018
A new report from Chilmark Research points to future gains for patient relationship management software, potentially in the tricky area of decreasing 30-day patient readmissions.
- February 28, 2018
The American Academy of Family Physicians has recommended steps to relieve the burden of health IT regulations on physicians. In a letter to CMS administrator Seema Verma and ONC national ...
- December 18, 2017
The FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality could hurt telehealth providers and consumers and limit the ability of some healthcare systems to exchange data-intensive medical images.
- December 01, 2017
For ONC, the top healthcare IT issues that need to be addressed by the industry are interoperability and EHR usability. The national coordinator lays out three influencing factors.
- October 05, 2017
Health IT vendors and healthcare providers and insurance payers gathered at Chilmark Research's Convergence 2017 conference to discuss payer-provider partnerships and other deals.
- September 21, 2017
Among keynoters at Chilmark Research conference on payer-provider convergence is veteran health IT exec John Glaser -- Cerner population health senior VP and former Siemens CEO.
- August 17, 2017
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently appointed 15 new health IT experts to the also new Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee, a press release said. "The 21st ...
- May 04, 2017
The Trump administration's proposed changes to the H-1B visa program for highly skilled foreign workers could force health IT vendors to pay higher salaries to software engineers.
- April 17, 2017
Leaders of HL7, the international health IT standards organization, say HL7 standards development is being held back by lack of financial support from some industry organizations.
- April 05, 2017
Donald Rucker has been named the new ONC head. The former Siemens CMO has been welcomed to the position of national coordinator by the health IT community.