Policy & Regulation Archive
U.S. House Republicans made good on a vote to sue the Obama administration over implementation of the 2010 health-care law with a lawsuit naming the Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury as defendants in what they claim to be a case of constitutional overreach.
The Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, incorrectly adding 380,000 dental subscribers to raise the total above 7 million.
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Karen DeSalvo, M.D., admits there have been growing pains with health IT yet argues that the big picture remains that HIT can advance not only healthcare in this country but serve to improve health as a whole by tracking patients over time.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Nov. 19 announced formation of the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA). Niall Brennan, previously acting director of the CMS Offices of Enterprise Management, will lead OEDA and serve as the first CMS chief data officer.
A physician working at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston was robbed of his encrypted laptop and cell phone, and forced to give the pass codes and encryption keys.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has issued its annual summary of the most significant management and performance challenges facing HHS and not surprisingly information technology figures prominently in the OIGs fiscal year 2014 list.
Healthcare transparency tools operated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are limited in terms of providing relevant and understandable cost and quality information for consumers, according to the Government Accountability Office.
As part of its "Beyond the Beltway" series, the Federal Communications Commission's Connect2Health Task Force will hold its first roundtable today at the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth.
Since 2009, RSNA has asked representatives of the National Library of Medicine to come to its annual conference to teach radiologists what types of databases and other tools are available that can assist them in their daily work.
The former chief financial officer of Shelby Regional Medical Center in Texas has pleaded guilty to falsely attesting for electronic health records meaningful use.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released its vision for health IT-enabled quality improvements over the next 10 years.
With interoperability challenges continuing to plague the healthcare industry and impatience growing among consumers and providers, the eHealth Initiative on Thursday announced the first set of priorities for its 2020 Roadmap designed to to enable coordinated efforts by public and private sector organizations to transform care delivery through data exchange and health information technology.
New data suggests that the estimated costs, time and resources required by small physician offices to convert to ICD-10 are dramatically lower than initially estimated.
A new report from the Institute of Medicine advocates incorporating standardized social and behavioral data into electronic health records.
The initiatives are numerous in a new plan to restructure the Department of Veterans Affairs in just one year, but details initially are lacking.