As the year comes to a close, CHI-Dignity are poised to create a mega health system. Meanwhile, in D.C., budget drama unfolds like a reality T.V. show.
In a House hearing, VA officials were adamant that the project to replace the agency's EHR with one made by Cerner will progress successfully. But cost estimates for the project have skyrocketed, hitting $16 billion from an initial $10 billion.
Polls leading into Tuesday's midterm elections rank healthcare as one the top—if not the—top issue on voters' minds, alongside the economy and immigration.
The Senate is expected this week to vote on legislation aimed at combating the opioid crisis. Meanwhile, physicians submit comments on the CMS' massive 2019 fee schedule rule.
The Senate Judiciary Committee kicks off confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In Texas, a hearing on the future of the Affordable Care Act takes place.
Morris spent only a little over a month at the helm of the committee that's overseeing the VA's $16 billion Cerner EHR project.
New Hampshire's example shows how the VA can work with private-sector hospitals to deliver care for veterans without long delays.
Newly confirmed VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will be in charge of rolling out VA Choice reforms as Congress battles over the program's funding.
While Roe v. Wade will be the hot-button issue in the fight over the next Supreme Court justice, the high court could continue to reshape the broader healthcare landscape if cases on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid work their way through the courts.
Robert Wilkie, the White House pick to lead the VA through expansion of the VA Choice program and the overhaul of its electronic health records system, mostly sailed through his Senate hearing, setting the course for his confirmation.
Critics on the Hill worry that the VA, with its leadership in limbo, lacks the oversight and transparency necessary to succeed in its $16 billion EHR overhaul.
Over 9 million of our veterans rely on the Veterans Affairs Department for their healthcare. And the quality of VA care is on par with most civilian health systems. Unfortunately, that quality is not distributed evenly.