Physician and Health IT Executive Donald Rucker Picked to Head ONC
Apr04

Physician and Health IT Executive Donald Rucker Picked to Head ONC

There has been widespread health IT industry praise for the man selected to lead the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), former Siemens executive and physician Donald Rucker, MD.

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Audio: ROI Fees: Point/Counterpoint
Apr01

Audio: ROI Fees: Point/Counterpoint

Legal and HIM experts weigh in on the ethical and operational reasons patients are charged for their medical records.

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HHS Names John Fleming to Newly Created Health IT Position
Mar29

HHS Names John Fleming to Newly Created Health IT Position

The US Department of Health and Human Services has created a new position, deputy assistant secretary for health IT reform, which John Fleming, MD, has told media outlets he will soon fill.

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Roger Severino Quietly Named as HHS Office for Civil Rights Head
Mar29

Roger Severino Quietly Named as HHS Office for Civil Rights Head

Without public announcement, Heritage Foundation alum and former DOJ trial attorney Roger Severino was named director of HHS’s Office for Civil Rights, which is tasked with investigating charges of discrimination. Severino has been critical of Affordable Care Act provisions that barred discrimination against transgender patients.

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Text Messaging a Missed Opportunity for Diabetes Compliance Among Young Patients

SMS text messages are an under-used resource for helping young diabetes patients stay compliant with their diet and lifestyle modification, according to a study of patients between ages 16 and 24.

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