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The Bigger Story, and Agenda, Behind GOP Changes to Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid

Kaiser Family Foundation president and CEO Drew Altman outlines the GOP proposal to repeal and replace ACA and reform the Medicare and Medicaid programs, plans he describes as “the biggest changes in the direction of federal health programs since the passage of Medicaid and Medicare.”

Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing HHS

OIG lists the top ten challenges facing HHS in the coming year, with health IT coming in third on the list.

UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention Renews Relationship with Cerner to Provide Electronic Health Record

The UAE’s Ministry of Health continues its system-wide implementation Cerner with a contract extension that will add anesthesia management and medication barcode scanning to from Cerner.

US government releases official guidelines for smart guns

The Department of Justice releases voluntary guidance for firearms manufacturers outlining the kinds of “smart gun” safety technology it would like to see in pistols. While adopting the recommendations is optional, DOJ reports that the features will be part of the baseline specifications for law enforcement service pistols. 

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Currently there are "4 comments" on this Article:

  1. Just because a political appointee says something political and attaches the word “health” to it doesn’t make it a legitimate health issue.

  2. The only way it’s a health issue is if you talk about the underlying causes of social violence, and even that’s a stretch. Why don’t we focus on broken homes, poor education, and lack of economic opportunity rather than inanimate objects? Oh, right, because that would be hard, and going after firearms makes people feel good while doing nothing to solve the issue.







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