Kathryn Marchesini Named ONC Chief Privacy Officer

Kathryn Marchesini has been named the new chief privacy officer at ONC.

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VA Has Spent Over $1 Billion on EHR Efforts

The Department of Veterans Affairs has spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contractors between 2011 and 2016 in the quest to modernize its EHR system, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

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FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Regulations Despite Healthcare Industry Concerns

Healthcare industry stakeholders are voicing concern regarding the FCC’s repeal of “net neutrality” regulations, noting that smaller organizations and vendors may not be able to compete with larger entities.

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HHS Releases Names of New Health IT Committee Members

As required by the 21st Century Cures Act, federal health officials have announced the creation and membership of the new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). This committee replaces two ONC committees.

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Senators Introduce Meaningful Use Relief Bill

A group of Republican Senators are resurrecting an older piece of legislation targeted at reducing certain regulatory burdens built into the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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Healthcare Executives Group Outlines Top Challenges for 2018

Several of the challenges relate to key health information management initiatives, such as data analytics, cybersecurity, and patient engagement.

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