September 10, 2018
Chris Nerney

Nominee for VA CIO vows to improve cybersecurity

Trump selection James Gfrerer faults "sustained pattern of unpreparedness" in Senate testimony.
September 04, 2018
Chris Nerney

House bill proposes nationwide alert system to prevent opioid abuse

Nationwide Prescription Safety Alert System would notify providers and pharmacists in real time when prescriptions are filled.
August 06, 2018
Chris Nerney

Final rule pushes interoperability, reduced reporting burden

“We’ve listened to patients and their doctors who urged us to remove the obstacles getting in the way of quality care and positive health outcomes," CMS said.
July 13, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS proposed rule aims to boost telehealth

“We’re not intending to replace office visits but rather to augment them and provide new access points for patients,” Administrator Seema Verma said.
July 04, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS proposes rule to promote remote patient monitoring

Federal agency wants home health agency payment system revamped to encourage "value over volume."
June 29, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS is looking for its first Chief Health Informatics Officer

Creation of new executive position is the latest move by federal health agencies to promote interoperability.
June 22, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS launches Data Element Library to boost health information exchange

"Integrating these data elements into EHRs will ultimately allow health information to flow more easily from one provider to another,” the federal agency said.
June 15, 2018
Chris Nerney

House panel proposes 29 percent cut to ONC budget

Despite slashing ONC spending, Appropriations Committee draft bill calls for increase in budgets for HHS and National Institutes of Health.
June 08, 2018
Chris Nerney

FCC head calls for increase in rural telemedicine program's annual budget

Ajit Pai's draft order follows requests from senators and AHA to boost funding for Rural Health Care Program.
June 06, 2018
Chris Nerney

Is HHS shortchanging healthcare cybersecurity preparedness?

Bipartisan letter from Hill subcommittee leaders expresses concern that turmoil impacts federal agency's cybersecurity capabilities.