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VEText system transforming VA’s medical scheduling process

“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical...

Deputy Administrator and Director, CMS Center for Program Integrity Statement on Fraud in Medicare

“… Through the work of CPI, we’re focusing on making sure CMS is paying the right provider the right amount for the right services. ...

Healthcare Informatics: ONC Roundup: Senior Leadership Changes Spark Questions

“The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has continued to experience changes within its upper leadership, leading some folks to again...

GAO: Medicare – Actions Needed to Better Manage Fraud Risks

“In its December 2017 report, GAO found that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) antifraud efforts for Medicare partially align with GAO’s...

POLITICO: Keynote address from FDA Commissioner

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is interviewed as part of POLITICO’s Pro Summit where he discusses upcoming announcements and working with other agencies. Watch the...

Federal News Radio: HRSA CIO on how data integration effort can deliver savings, better...

“The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $11 billion in grants across 90 programs in fiscal 2017. And with that comes petabytes of data...

POLITICO: VA evaluating joint Leidos-Epic scheduling software pilot

“... Several senior VA officials last Thursday visited the Columbus, Ohio VA hospital where a joint Leidos-Epic scheduling software pilot is underway, well-placed sources...