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New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork

A New York Times article says that hospital EHRs are a “medical records mess” that impede research efforts because of incompatible data formats and the reluctance of health systems to share their patient data.

Bruce Greenstein departs HHS CTO role

HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein joins home health provider LHC Group as chief innovation and technology officer.

House Passes Bill to Keep Tabs on VA’s Health Records Modernization

The House passes a bill that would require the VA to provide Congress with regular updates on its Cerner project and to notify lawmakers promptly if it experiences contract or schedule changes, milestone delays, bid protests, or data breaches.

Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care

Geisinger Health System (PA) will begin offering DNA sequencing to patients, after which results will be sent to their primary care physician for one-on-one counseling and incorporated into their EHR.

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  1. It’s tough to get my head around why Congress would take the time and effort to pass an oversight bill, when the oversight already in place is wholesale ignored. Literally days after Genesis’s best efforts are measured as basically failing and late in every aspect, the project is rewarded with a $10b vote of confidence. It’s just an incredibly lazy lack of leadership/stewardship.

    The word that comes to mind is “laughable,” but to taxpayers and veterans, it’s really not funny.







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