Federal health care policy issues and health care reform
- September 26, 2019
TEFCA is aimed mostly at health information exchanges, but AMIA's Jeffery Smith said healthcare CIOs can't ignore its progress.
- September 24, 2019
Patient data security is sorely lacking in ONC and CMS's proposed information blocking and interoperability rules, according to healthcare leadership organizations.
- September 23, 2019
Proposed interoperability rules from ONC and CMS are on track to be finalized in November. Here, healthcare CIOs share their thoughts on how proposals will turn into practice.
- September 04, 2019
Establishing a value-based care environment requires institutional readiness and oftentimes changing an organization's mindset on how it delivers care.
- August 23, 2019
Panelists at ONC's 3rd Interoperability Forum in Washington, D.C., talked about the FHIR standard lacking maturity, as well as facing implementation challenges.
- August 23, 2019
Healthcare APIs took a front seat during ONC's recent forum in Washington D.C. Panelists and healthcare experts outlined issues such as lack of patient awareness that could affect usage.
- July 23, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to lift a ban on using federal funds to create a national patient identifier. Healthcare leaders now want the U.S. Senate to do the same.
- July 09, 2019
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will have a new deputy leader starting next month. ONC announced Monday that Jon White, M.D., deputy national coordinator for health IT, will ...
- June 06, 2019
ONC and CMS will begin considering feedback on the interoperability and information blocking rules the federal agencies proposed in February.
- June 05, 2019
Proposed rules are a good first step toward interoperability in healthcare, but don't go far enough, according to healthcare leaders.
- May 31, 2019
In this Q&A, Life Image CTO Janak Joshi talks about heterogeneous data sets and their importance to healthcare AI companies, and makes a pitch for imaging data to ONC.
- May 13, 2019
Healthcare organizations will pay less for HIPAA violation fines annually under Health and Human Services' new fines structure, but security should still be top of mind for CIOs.
- May 08, 2019
In a hearing, chairman of the Senate HELP Committee cautioned ONC and CMS officials to go slow if they want to get interoperability in healthcare done right.
- May 03, 2019
AI algorithms in healthcare currently regulated by the FDA are static and require manual updates. The FDA is now looking into what it would take to regulate AI algorithms that are dynamic.
- 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.