The Department of Health and Human Services is putting into action its contingency plan and the number of employees ONC will retain does not even constitute a skeleton crew. CDC, CMS and NIH are also operating at reduced capacities.
The state of Oregon and the ACLU are suing to stop the DEA from accessing patient and provider prescription drug records without a warrant, exposing the fine line between protecting public health and patient privacy.
The individual mandate, among other policies, could help bring innovative change to healthcare. But some other health law provisions may just keep entrenching the costly status-quo, a new report argues.
While offering health IT and medical training to providers in Saudi Arabia, South Korea is also sending some of its innovations to work in Europe. But its well-regarded national health system faces challenges too.
The federal government is offering $51 million for R&D in metabolomics, as more public health efforts turn to early diagnosis of diabetes and prediabetes as key to preventing and managing the costly illness.
The third annual National Health IT Week comes just before the public start of CMS's largest responsibilities, insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion, and before a critical juncture in nationwide HIE.