Medical devices and electronic health records systems are fundamental tools within our nation's health care system. They are critical to managing the health of millions of Americans every day. Medical devices have evolved from operating as stand-alone systems that were immune to traditional information technology threats, to being controlled by sophisticated and networked systems. The overall U.S. medical devices market is estimated at $100 billion with digitally connected devices, the focus of this consortium, accounting for more than a quarter of this market.
Even after President Trump demanded a vote, the bill was expected to be denied due to lack of support among conservatives.
The more confusing or contradictory statements from federal officials, the more back-room deals lawmakers strike trying to gain consensus for bills like the American Health Care Act, the harder it is to know what’s really happening.
The Tennessee-based health system said it is replacing Meditech and NextGen with Cerner’s hosted Millennium electronic health record, revenue cycle management and transaction services.
The former director of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank is a staunch opponent of civil rights for transgender people, whom he'll be tasked to protect as OCR director.