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US lawmakers look to legalize pot in ‘historic’ marijuana reform hearing

A man displays medical marijuana from a Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary in Salem. Jonathan Wiggs | The Boston Globe | Getty Images U.S. lawmakers weighed reforming pot laws in what advocates called a “historic” hearing Wednesday, with numerous members of Congress saying they wanted to loosen federal laws, even legalize marijuana. “Marijuana decriminalization may be… Read More »

Lawmakers say DoD-VA EHR governance is evolving too slowly

As the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs continue to develop a joint governance strategy to implement a shared electronic health record system, members of Congress are growing impatient with the lack of progress. John Windom, executive director of the VA’s Office of EHR Modernization, told a House subcommittee on Wednesday that the two agencies… Read More »

MedStar calls on lawmakers to make EHR usability a priority

The largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area is urging Congress to take action when it comes to the link between electronic health record usability and patient safety. MedStar Health has drafted a letter to Senate and House committees calling on lawmakers to “address safety-related usability challenges” and to implement a key provision of… Read More »