Will VA decision hurt VistA's spread? By Arthur Allen 06/19/2017 10:00 AM EDT With help from David PittmanVISTA’S BABIES ARE DOING WELL: The children of VistA are alive and well and living in Jordan, Uganda, India and other parts of the world where the system serves medical needs quite well, thank you very much—and in a few public hospitals and clinics in states such as New York, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Rucker suggests ONC policy By Arthur Allen 06/12/2017 10:00 AM EDT With help from David PittmanONC SETTING DIRECTIONS: The new political leadership at ONC has had a few opportunities to speak to large gatherings, and the themes are evident: the ONC brass are worried foremost about EHR usability and spurring interoperability. Those were the two issues new ONC head Don Rucker spoke about Friday at the Direct Exchange Workshop, reports Morning eHealth’s David Pittman.
Francis Collins is leading major HHS-wide initiatives into fighting cancer and neurological disorders. | AP Photo Trump will keep NIH director By Arthur Allen 06/06/2017 06:15 PM EDT President Donald Trump has decided to keep Francis Collins as director of the NIH, the White House announced Tuesday. There has long been speculation about whether Trump would keep Collins on to oversee the $34 billion per year medical research agency.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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