Keyword: American Medical Informatics Association
The AHA strongly opposes any revisions to CoPs that would include interoperability requirements, arguing it could have "unfortunate consequences."
A House bill proposed a 29% budget cut to ONC in 2019, less than the White House requested but enough to raise concerns from policy experts.
The Trump administration proposed yet another delay to the Common Rule, a research regulation that includes several key health IT provisions.
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The omnibus spending bill maintains ONC's budget at $60.4 million, providing the agency with "a few months of consistency."
In comments submitted to ONC regarding the draft framework, industry groups homed in on the 12-month implementation period and data blocking.
ONC funding was reduced 37% under Trump's proposed budget, but cybersecurity got an $18 million increase and $1.2 billion was reserved for the VA's EHR upgrade.
A two-year Senate funding bill would expand telehealth for Medicare Advantage members and give CMS more control over MU requirements moving forward.
AMIA and CHIME called for more clarity regarding machine learning software, while CDS Coalition said the FDA's guidance would lead to patient harm.
With providers recognizing the role a patient's environment plays in their overall health, standardized data collection will help Medicaid programs keep pace.