Government & Policy

leaked ACA replacement
By Bill Siwicki 03:29 pm March 03, 2017
The latest draft would phase out Medicaid expansion for low-income adults and convert to block grants for the states.
AHIMA toolkit HIPAA audits
By Jack McCarthy 09:57 am March 03, 2017
The External HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit, free for members, includes checklists for HIPAA audit steps, a list of potential documents OCR could request and a master policy template for the privacy and security compliance program. 
Trump STEM laws women
By Bernie Monegain 09:37 am March 03, 2017
The Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act and the INSPIRE Act promise more policies concerning women in the workforce.
By Jessica Davis 01:01 pm March 02, 2017
While the number of flaws has decreased from year to year, HHS still needs to work on identity and access management, security training and incident response, among other areas.
GAO HHS EHR long-term care
By Bernie Monegain 12:22 pm March 02, 2017
The Government Accountability Office determined in an investigation that Health and Human Services has not measured whether its efforts are working and lacks a comprehensive plan for doing so.
ACA repeal hurt hospitals
By Kaiser Health News 08:41 am March 02, 2017
The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals have already warned of "an unprecedented public health crisis" if Congress and Trump hastily repeal the Affordable Care Act.

President Donald Trump (Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

By Bernie Monegain 11:15 am March 01, 2017
"First, we should ensure that Americans with pre-existing conditions have access to coverage, and that we have a stable transition for Americans currently enrolled in the healthcare exchanges," he said.

John Moynihan, global manager, healthcare vertical, at Extreme Networks

By 01:10 pm February 24, 2017
The engine provides an automated scored assessment that enables IT to understand how network changes may impact compliance with HIPAA and PCI standards.

There are 20 million military veterans in the U.S., and 4 million have service-connected disabilities, according to government statistics.

By Bernie Monegain 11:30 am February 24, 2017
By integrating Nuance's AI with Epic's EHR, they aim to make it a cinch for nation's veterans to make medical appointments using voice-driven interactions.
Boehner Rendell HIMSS17

HIMSS CEO Steve Lieber moderated the discussion between John Boehner and Ed Rendell at HIMSS17 on Thursday.

By Mike Miliard 12:08 pm February 23, 2017
In an appearance with former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Boehner says he's skeptical about the prospect of repeal-and-replace, because Republicans "will never, ever agree what the bill should be."

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