Progress is being made to implement the 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016, but improvements are still needed to better interoperability, information blocking, and clinician administrative work, according to testimony at a Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor, and Pensions hearing. […]

The consequences of the health care industry doing nothing more to combat cyberattacks could be life or death for many affected patients, according to medical cybersecurity experts testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday.






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Major innovations in blockchain are likely to happen this year with the help of Federal agencies, industry experts say, even though health care applications for the technology have yet to reach mass markets.






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The on-again, off-again story of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ $642 million commercial scheduling system is not only back on track, but is likely part of a larger movement by the department to finally adopt a commercial electronic health record system.






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