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Marilyn Tavenner

Marilyn Tavenner: CMS Gives Healthcare Providers Flexibility on EHR Meaningful Use

Marilyn Tavenner The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has finalized a rule that aims to give eligible clinicians and hospitals greater flexibility in demonstrating meaningful ...
Health

Col. Michael Kozar: Pentagon Joins Fight Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

The Defense Department invests more than $40 million a year in medical research programs that aim to develop vaccines or drugs for treating antibiotic-resistant infections, Military ...
Barack Obama

Obama Initiatives Aim to Increase Vets’ Access to Mental Health Services

President Barack Obama has introduced a string of measures aimed at removing the barriers to mental health treatment of military veterans, Reuters reported Tuesday. Mark Felsenthal ...
GAO

GAO: CMS Should Bolster Guidance of Postpayment Claims Review Process

A Government Accountability Office report on contractors that examine postpayment claims for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends CMS establish stronger oversight ...
Courtesy: National Science Foundation

NSF Picks 36 University-Led Consortia for Neurotech R&D Grants; John Wingfield Comments

Thirty-six research teams have been awarded $10.8 million in total grants from the National Science Foundation to study the workings of the human brain. NSF said Monday that each university-led ...
health infosec

GAO: Defense Department Can Remove ‘Duplicative’ Family Health Plan

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to eliminate what GAO calls a “duplicative” military health system. GAO found what it believes ...
healthcare system

DICOM Grid secures $6M to pursue Digital Medical Imaging in the Cloud

DICOM Grid announced last week it has secured $6 million to drive product development and create additional strategic integration opportunities with the industry’s leading EHR ...
health infosec

HHS Opens Health IT Contest to Address Heart Disease; Janet Wright Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has kicked off a challenge in search of health information technology tools from healthcare professionals as HHS seeks to address heart ...
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Report: Health IT Products Not Subject to FDA Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration‘s new framework on medical device regulations deems health information technology products as different from medical devices and not subject ...
cybersecurity

NSTIC Funds Program on Password-Less Health Record Access; Jeremy Grant Comments

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is set to kick off a $2.6 million identity-based authentication program for healthcare system users to access their electronic ...