The FDA announces a new digital health certification process for software developers that will focus on certifying the vendor, rather than the software product itself.
Four GOP Senators refuse to vote for a “skinny” ACA repeal bill without ironclad assurances that it will be followed with a comprehensive replacement bill. Lindsay Graham (R- SC) explains, “The skinny bill as policy is a disaster. The skinny bill as a replacement for Obamacare is a fraud.” Final votes on the bill are scheduled for Friday.
Erie County Medical Center refused to pay a $30,000 ransom demanded by hackers earlier this year, but ultimately spent $10 million restoring its network following the attack.
HHS OIG publishes a video addressing the eClinicalWorks fraud settlement.
Amazon has a sunkworks lab called 1492 that is reportedly focusing on health IT projects.