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Blumenthal’s EHR Letter: From Minority to Priority Populations

The government’s top health IT guru wants to avoid another “digital divide” by making sure healthcare vendors are serving minority communities in adopting electronic medical records. “Electronic health records possess the ability to help improve both the quality and efficiency of medical care accessible by minorities, so that perhaps rates …

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Education Department’s Acquisition Regulations Get a Makeover

The Department of Education is reviewing its purchasing regulations, which have not been updated in 23 years, according to a new notice in yesterday’s Federal Register. The Department of Education Acquisition Regulation was last updated in 1987, and in the years since, the Federal Acquisition Regulation has changed significantly. These …

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New Complications for SBA Regulations

Last week, President Obama signed an executive order requiring Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra to create a website to track agency progress in meeting goals for small business opportunities.  The order also authorized the creation of a task force to increase the effectiveness of small-business set-asides. …

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Maryland Colleges to Offer Health IT Curricula

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will soon be offering a new health IT curriculum, thanks to a grant through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Using a new six to 12 month informatics curriculum developed at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and used throughout …

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New PCI Regulations Mean New Costs

According to a 2008 GAO report, the government employees closest to the PCI situation, DoD program managers, generally agree that standard safeguards are needed for contractor employees participating in the acquisition process. However, most departments of the DoD already have safeguards in place against PCI, and “a number of program …

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FDA Considers Regulations for Health IT Systems

After reports emerged of patient deaths and several dozens of injuries linked to malfunctions in the health IT (HIT) systems, the Food and Drug Administration is now considering regulating the new technology for the first time ever. In a testimony prepared for a government hearing yesterday, Jeffrey Shuren, director of …

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Department of Transportation Makes New Regulation

On Tuesday, the Department of Transportation put a ban on texting while driving for commercial truck drivers and bus drivers – the first time a federal agency has taken action in this matter. The fine will be steep: up to $2,750. So far 19 states have banned texting while driving …

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