Kathleen Sebelius

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Patient groups to federal officials: Don't rush health IT regulation

A coalition of 15 patient groups said it wants to see the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act workgroup take its time in crafting a risk-based framework for health IT regulation, in a letter sent to federal officials this week.

Legislation pushes for data hub delay

Legislation introduced by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.) calls for a one-year delay in the launch of the controversial data hub that will connect state health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act with federal agencies.

Provider organizations: 4 recommendations to improve Meaningful Use

The American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association, concerned that Meaningful Use requirements are "overly burdensome," make four recommendations to improve the program for providers in a letter sent to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius this week.

Are special interests trying to sidetrack FDA final guidance for mHealth?

By his own admission, Bradley Thompson, an attorney at Washington, D.C.-based law firm Epstein Becker Green, has spent 27 years "attacking" the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. At the...

MGMA calls for external ICD-10 testing

Medical Group Management Association President and CEO Susan Turney is "extremely concerned" that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not conduct external ICD-10 testing with external trading partners, like physician practices.

mHealth recommendations inch way through FDASIA labyrinth

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mHealth regulations still have a ways to go before they are finalized. According to an article in GovernmentHealthIT, a key Food and Drug Administration...

GOP to Sebelius: ACA data hub raises privacy concerns

In a letter sent to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last Friday, 16 Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the data services hub to be used to connect state health insurance exchanges with federal agencies.

Is FDA guidance sidetracked by Health IT regulatory framework?

There is a tug of war going on in Washington between rival industry groups lobbying the Department of Health and Human Services in an effort to influence the timing of the Food and Drug...

HHS Secretary Sebelius didn't solicit money to promote reform

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told lawmakers she didn't ask companies regulated by her department for money to help promote the health reform law.

Are docs really struggling to meet Meaningful Use?

Physicians have had difficulty meeting Meaningful Use criteria for electronic health records, according to  research  published this week in the  Annals of Internal Medicine. The research, based on a survey of 1,820 primary care physicians and office-based specialists conducted between late 2011 and early 2012, determined that less than 10 percent of physicians had met Meaningful Use criteria as of early 2012.