The $1.3 trillion FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed by the President last week allocated funding for several key health IT priorities and continued current funding levels for ONC.
This week, a contingent of HIM professionals are bringing their years of experience and knowledge to Capitol Hill as part of the 2018 AHIMA Advocacy Summit in Washington DC.
Timothy Noonan replaces Iliana Peters as the acting deputy director for health information privacy for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil rights on January 29.
Major cuts to healthcare industry oversight agencies are suggested in the FY 2019 budget proposal released by the Trump Administration this week.
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.