athenahealth is but one of the vendors stepping in to offer health data while federal agencies such as CDC and NIH cannot. Will the trend fade back once the government reopens, or is more collaboration needed?
While all of the VA's medical centers are open and disability and other benefits are being processed, recent progress on the claims backlog, cybersecurity and other work may be threatened if the shutdown lasts.
Groups call for integrating health policy with myriad other agencies to re-shape several aspects of the environment in which we live and ultimately make healthy public policy the normal way of doing business for most, if not all, government entities.
Keeping NIH running at the expense of other agencies not only does not do enough, the American Public Health Association explains, it threatens the government's ability to protect the health of its citizenry.
Poor system design can lead to improper use and that, in turn, can trigger all sorts of unintended consequences, from abuse and fraud to patient safety problems. The association weighs in on how to correct that.
Only small fractions of the agencies are working, leaving outbreaks untracked and clinical trials on hold. But the possibility of terminally ill Americans being turned away from the NIH research hospital has Republicans mulling a short-term solution.
Healthcare organizations have allocated significant energy and investment to prepare for Tuesday's historic launch of the health insurance exchanges -- and now they face a slew of anxiety-laden questions concerning the practicalities of HIXs.