Republicans have votes to pass tax plan after Rubio, Corker pledge support

Republicans have votes to pass tax plan after Rubio, Corker pledge support  Washington Post Republicans’ $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan Appears on Track to Pass Next Week  New York Times GOP Releases Final Tax Bill As Rubio, Corker Boost Path To Christmas Passage  NPR What the proposed tax code means for schools, students and parents  Chicago Tribune Full coverage Powered ...

Watchdog: DOJ didn't consult us before releasing FBI agent's texts

Watchdog: DOJ didn’t consult us before releasing FBI agent’s texts  The Hill Justice Department watchdog details role in sharing anti-Trump texts  Politico Democrats Hit Justice Department for Release of Anti-Trump Texts  Bloomberg Trump Blasts “Tattered” FBI Shortly Before Giving A Speech At Quantico  ValueWalk Gregg Jarrett: Did the FBI and the Justice Department, plot to clear Hillary Clinton, bring ...

Did the FCC just take the Net back to 2014?

Did the FCC just take the Net back to 2014?  USA TODAY What’s Next in the Wake of the FCC’s Net-Neutrality Decision  National Review Schumer promises a Senate vote on overturning FCC’s net neutrality repeal  The Hill Net Neutrality Was Never Enough  The Atlantic Liberals are freaking out over the repeal of net neutrality and it’s hilarious Full coverage ...

ONC posts patient-data matching best practices framework

15. December 2017 Health 0
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published the Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework of best practices for data management processes that enable hospitals to more effectively match patient records. Developed in conjunction with Pittsburgh-based CMMI Institute and the Department of Health and Human Services, the tool arrives after CHIME announced in November ...

AHIMA releases 17 steps to cybersecurity as attacks increase

15. December 2017 Health 0
In response to an ever-worsening cybersecurity environment in healthcare, with an increasing number of cyberattacks on hospitals, health systems and clinics, the American Health Information Management Association has issued new cybersecurity guidelines for healthcare professionals to reference as they seek ways to implement cybersecurity prevention measures. Powered by WPeMatico

Siemens Healthineers buys Fast Track Diagnostics for precision medicine tech

15. December 2017 Health 0
Siemens Healthineers bought Fast Track Diagnostics to build out its precision medicine technologies. Adding Fast Track Diagnostics molecular-testing technologies enables hospitals to target conditions such as respiratory infections, gastroenteritis, meningitis, hepatitis, infections of the immunosuppressed, tropical diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and early childhood diseases. Powered by WPeMatico

Salesforce, Geneia release app for population health, value-based care

15. December 2017 Health 0
Salesforce continued its march into healthcare this week when, along with analytics specialist Geneia, it unwrapped an app for population health and value-based care. The jointly developed tool, which the companies announced at Dreamforce in San Francisco, combines Geneia’s Theon analytics with the Salesforce Health Cloud’s communications services and workflows for hospitals, health plans and ...