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U.S. Senate Joins House to Pass 21st Century Cures Act

December 7, 2016  | 
The U.S. Senate today, in a 94-5 vote, passed the 21st Century Cures Act, sweeping, bipartisan legislation that largely focuses on medical research, but also includes a number of health IT provisions. The bill now moves to President Obama's desk.

Dr. Robert Wachter on Healthcare's Digital Transformation: "We Haven't Seen Anything Yet"

December 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
At the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, Robert Wachter, M.D., reflected on healthcare's digital journey while outlining the critical factors for industry success going forward.

Who is Seema Verma? Digging Deeper into Trump’s Pick to Run CMS

December 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Not a whole lot is known about CMS’ likely new leader. Does her past give us an indication of what the future of Medicare and Medicaid could look like?

AMA Members: “Tom Price’s Positions Inconsistent with Our Policies”

December 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly 500 delegates and members of the AMA have written an open letter to the association’s Board of Trustees expressing concern and disappointment that the AMA has supported President-elect Donald Trump’s selection as Tom Price, M.D., for HHS Secretary.

AHA Outlines Healthcare Policy Priorities in Letter to President-Elect Trump

December 2, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has written a letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the organization’s public policy priorities for the new administration—including reducing regulatory burden for providers and continuing to advance health...

LIVE from RSNA 2016: Rasu Shrestha, M.D. on Machine Learning and Other Paths to the Future

November 29, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at UPMC and the chair of the Informatics Scientific Program Committee at RSNA, reflects on advances in machine learning and other technology—and the future of radiology

BREAKING: Trump Taps Tom Price, Seema Verma to Head HHS, CMS

November 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
President-elect Donald Trump is set to name Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, and Seema Verma as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator.

In Trump’s Presidency, Value-Based Purchasing, Health IT Must Push Forward

November 15, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
The results of last week’s presidential election were extremely unexpected to many. But now it’s time to ensure that value-based healthcare and health IT stay on track.

Washington Debrief: 2016 Election Recap

November 14, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Vice President of Congressional Affairs, CHIME
The republicans will control the House, Senate and White House when President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in on January 20, 2017.

Reports: Andrew Bremberg will Lead Trump’s HHS Transition Team

November 11, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Media reports on the morning of Nov. 11 are reporting that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President-elect Donald Trump will be led by Andrew Bremberg

Post-Election Thoughts

November 11, 2016  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
How a Trump presidency will ultimately play out in healthcare is anyone’s guess at this moment, but here are seven non-partisan observations about the near-term.

ONC Delivers Annual Health IT Report to Congress

November 10, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
In its annual health IT report to Congress, ONC said that the healthcare system is seeing “unprecedented levels of electronic health information exchange” while acknowledging there is more work to do to achieve truly seamless and secure flow of electronic data.


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