Governors Are Coming To Washington. What Will They Tell Congress & The White House About Health Care?

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This weekend, governors from across the country are coming to Washington for the annual National Governors Association Winter Meeting.  They will be meeting with each other, Congress and the White House about many topics – but healthcare will take center stage. Washington has spent much of the past few months debating how best to move… Read more »

HHS Secretary Nominee Highlights His Positions on Key Health Care Issues – Washington, DC

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Congressman Price – President Trump’s nominee for HHS Secretary – has offered several clues about the future of health policy under his direction. As the politics play out and reform proposals are developed, stakeholders can and should look to the likely future leader of HHS for guidance as they solidify market strategies and refine policy… Read more »

21st Century Cures Creates New Opportunities To Impact Health IT Policy

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The 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) is the most significant piece of health IT legislation passed by Congress since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act became law in 2009. Although there has been some debate about whether the bill’s provisions will advance priorities like interoperability (for contrasting opinions, see… Read more »

How Disruptive Innovation Could Take Hold in Health Care

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We are rightfully enamored with disruptive innovation. Smartphones, Uber, Twitter, Facebook, Expedia, Amazon, et al. have made our lives easier, more convenient, and often less expensive. So why haven’t we seen digital technology truly disrupt health care? If ever there was an industry that needed to become more efficient, safer, convenient and cheaper – it’s… Read more »