Archive for the ‘CMIO Role Definition’ Category

Former Siemens exec to head ONC

Icon Written by Alex on April 1, 2017 – 12:03 pm

Dr. Donald Rucker has been named head of HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Rucker is currently an adjunct professor at Ohio State University’s college of medicine in the biomedical informatics department. Previously, he was chief medical officer for Siemens. Before joining Siemens, Rucker was an emergency department physician and one [...]

Brian Neale has been tapped by the Donald Trump administration for Medicaid

Icon Written by Alex on March 2, 2017 – 8:31 am

Brian Neale has been tapped by the Donald Trump administration as the new director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, according to the agency’s former director Cindy Mann. He will report to Seema Verma, Trump’s pick for CMS administrator once she is confirmed by the Senate. Neale didn’t immediately return a request for [...]

Former House speaker predicts Obamacare won’t be repealed

Icon Written by Alex on February 24, 2017 – 1:03 pm

  By Associated Press  | February 23, 2017   Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” The Ohio Republican, who was forced out by conservatives in 2015, said he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action [...]

Former Epic Engineers Raises $9M for EHR Integration API to Support Health IT Interoperability

Icon Written by Alex on January 25, 2017 – 6:56 pm

Redox, an EHR integration API platform for developers and healthcare organizations has raised $9 million in Series B funding led by RRE Ventures with participation from existing investors .406 Ventures, HealthX Ventures, and Flybridge Capital Partners. The Madison, WI-based company plans to utilize the latest round of funding to accelerate its product roadmap along the way to building the industry standard platform for [...]

The inauguration of Donald Trump

Icon Written by Alex on January 20, 2017 – 10:20 am

We are Americans first and today 1/20/2017 is a memorable day.  We show the world our strength and unity.  The inauguration of Donald Trump needs to be respected.  Let’s make America Great again. May God bless U.S.A.

The State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organizations in 2016

Icon Written by Alex on November 6, 2016 – 4:33 pm

Healthcare organizations are in the cross hairs of cyber attackers as evidenced in the 2016 State of Cybersecurity in Healthcare Organizations Study sponsored by ESET. On average, healthcare organizations represented in this research have had almost one cyber attack per month over the past 12 months. Almost half (48 percent) of respondents say their organizations [...]

Cybersecurity Certificate

Icon Written by Alex on November 6, 2016 – 4:28 pm

Earn a Cybersecurity Certificate in just 5 – 6 courses Fighting cyber-attacks requires specialized skills Every business, industry, governmental agency, financial system, medical facility – any entity that needs to safeguard information from current and potential security threats and vulnerabilities – needs trained cybersecurity professionals. The demand for cybersecurity professionals far outstrips the supply. CMU [...]

The Zika epidemic puts spotlight on women’s health

Icon Written by Alex on August 6, 2016 – 7:13 pm

Congress left for a seven-week summer recess without approving the $1.9 billion President Barack Obama requested in February to combat the virus. Proposals that have flitted around since then include provisions that target abortion and contraception. In June, the House passed a $1.1 billion bill that stalled in the Senate after Republicans wanted the bill [...]

What CEOs think of candidates’ healthcare ideas

Icon Written by Alex on May 23, 2016 – 6:27 pm

The overwhelming message from the survey, which covered a range of issues raised on the campaign trail this year, was that the next president and Congress should stay the course set by President Barack Obama and the ACA. But healthcare leaders are also looking for the nation’s political leadership to reject complacency and look for ways to [...]

CMS caves to drugmakers’ plea, partially delays enforcement of Medicaid drug rule

Icon Written by Alex on April 5, 2016 – 7:40 pm

Drug manufacturers are breathing a sigh of relief after the CMS announced it will delay enforcement of a rule that changes the way state Medicaid agencies reimburse pharmacies for prescription drugs. The CMS pushed back the enforcement date for inhalation, infusion, instilled, implanted or injectable drugs to July. Pharmaceutical companies wanted a delay until October. On April [...]