June 20, 2018
The World Health Organization releases a draft of its latest International Classification of Diseases—a compendium of about 55,000 unique codes for causes of death, diseases, and injuries.
June 18, 2018
The House, which last week considered nearly 40 bills intended to address the opioid epidemic, is scheduled to continue voting on opioid-related legislation this week.
June 13, 2018
Two new CMS documents detail ways states can access federal Medicaid resources to help address the opioid epidemic.
June 12, 2018
Researchers at several prominent New York City-based hospitals are using patients' emergency contact information to build family trees in hopes of using the data to improve care—but one bioethicist says the practice is unethical.
May 23, 2018
The lawsuit, which involves electronic health records vendor Epic, centers on whether employers are allowed to use arbitration clauses in employee contracts to prohibit workers from coming together in a class-action lawsuit to challenge potential labor law violations.
May 21, 2018
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says, "Signing this contract … is an enormous win for our nation's veterans."
May 16, 2018
A Department of Defense report flags "critical" issues with the department's new MHS Genesis electronic health record (EHR) system—which also is being considered to replace the current EHR system at Veterans Affairs.
May 10, 2018
FDA says it is seeking to implement an electronic health record system that the agency can use to examine the "safety and surveillance of FDA regulated products" by reviewing and analyzing Veterans Affairs health records and other data for adverse reactions to medications.
May 9, 2018
CMS' first-ever rural health strategy outlines five objectives that aim to improve access to high-quality and affordable care for the approximately 60 million people who live in rural regions of the United States.
May 4, 2018
Fitbit plans to use Google's new Cloud Healthcare API platform to connect the Fitbit's user-generated data with electronic health records.
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