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  • Florida’s Statewide HIE Forges Ahead on Many Fronts
    Healthcare Informatics: Florida’s statewide Health Information Exchange, Florida HIE, has been operational since 2011, and in the past five years, the healthcare landscape has continued to change, requiring providers and healthcare organizations to…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 12:37pm -
  • New Hampshire winners Trump and Sanders hold opposite views of the ACA
    Government Health IT: Anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won convincing victories Tuesday in the New Hampshire presidential primary contest, besting the traditional politicians and opening up the race as it heads on to Sout…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 12:35pm -
  • Burwell says administration is doubling down on drug prices, opioid abuse
    Modern Healthcare: HHS Secretary Silvia Mathews Burwell told lawmakers Wednesday the administration is "pursuing every administrative option" for addressing high prescription drug prices, starting with a few provisions in President Barack Obama's fis…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 12:34pm -
  • Michigan Officials Defend Handling of Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in Flint
    The New York Times: Michigan health officials on Tuesday defended their handling of a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Flint after widespread criticism of their failure to promptly notify the public, and questions about state regulators’…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:19am -
  • Cerner wins $50.7 million DoD data hosting contract as competitors lose appeals
    Healthcare IT News: Health IT giant Cerner Corp. has scored a $50.7 million data hosting contract from U.S. Department of Defense as part of its Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization, according to official documents. The DoD last year a…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:11am -
  • Court ruling gives hospitals new hope on RAC audit appeals backlog
    Modern Healthcare: Hospitals persuaded a federal appeals court to give new life to their legal fight to force HHS to work more quickly through a backlog of disputed findings by Medicare's controversial recovery audit contractors.A lower court had dis…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:11am -
  • Are States Obligated to Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs?
    Stateline: A handful of federal lawsuits against states that have denied highly effective but costly hepatitis C drugs to Medicaid patients and prisoners could cost states hundreds of millions of dollars.The drugs boast cure rates of 95 percent or be…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:10am -
  • Obama Administration Asks Congress for $1.8B in Emergency Zika Virus Funding
    Healthcare Informatics: The White House this week requested Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to enhance ongoing efforts to prepare for and respond to the Zika virus, both domestically and internationally.Last week, the World H…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:10am -
  • Burwell says: Obamacare 'beat goes on'
    Government Health IT: Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell on Friday hailed the health law's 2016 enrollment gains and said the department was already beginning to gear up for the next enrollment period.In addition to t…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:09am -
  • Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
    AZ Central: WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 12:32pm -