The Trump Administration last week proposed a massive overhaul of federal agencies, which would—among other consolidations—restructure the Department of Health and Human Services and rename it the Department of Health and Public Welfare (DHPW).
HHS contends that a lawsuit filed against it by release of information vendor Ciox lacks standing and is asking the US District Court in Washington, DC to dismiss it.
While the rates of consumers being given access to their online medical records is growing, many patients still do not fully grasp the value or see the need for this information.
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.
Major cuts to healthcare industry oversight agencies are suggested in the FY 2019 budget proposal released by the Trump Administration this week.