On a go-to social media site for tech workers, the federal insurance marketplace website is receiving a huge amount of criticism, while some say many of the design approaches make sense and that none of the problems are fatal.
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?
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.
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.
Just two and a half years after hosting a workshop on the HIPAA Privacy Rule's de-identification standard, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued its "Guidance Regarding Methods for De-identification of Protected Health Information in Accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule."
Romney says ACA repeal could help budget, the opportunity within the EHR upcoding controversy, ICD-10 on the cheap, Northern Ireland, results of a reader poll about health IT in the GOP and Democratic party platforms, and more.
Is this the beginning of the end of health IT's coveted bipartisan support? That, and NYeC's Digital Health Conference 2012, CDC on the verge of opening its cloud to public health, the Government Health IT Virtual Briefing, a debate, and more.