FEB. 10-11: Health IT’s version of Lollapalooza gets rolling in Washington, D.C. Policy wonks and other industry leaders will gather for Health Datapalooza to talk about using technology to help address social determinants, patient privacy, data collection and other health IT topics. National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. Donald Rucker headlines the event on Tuesday. Pending regs on interoperability and data-blocking are sure to be a hot topic. Our rules and regulations reporter, Michael Brady, will bring you breaking news.
FEB. 11: Healthcare will undoubtedly be top of mind for New Hampshirites as they head to the voting booths. In a poll by NPR station WBUR in late January, 48% of people surveyed said healthcare is the issue they most want to hear the candidates discuss, beating out the environment and climate change (34%) and the economy (20%).
FEB. 12: The powerful House Ways & Means Committee plans to mark up its version of a bill to ban surprise billing. It’s just one of three committees trying to tackle the problem, so jurisdiction battles could continue to muddy the waters. Politics and policy reporter Rachel Cohrs will bring you up-to-date news on the mark-up.