WASHINGTON-- Republican lawmakers blasted the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices.» Read More
BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Jan 16- A cybersecurity professional warned that the U.S. government failed to implement fixes to protect the HealthCare.gov website from hackers at a congressional hearing that Democratic lawmakers claimed was politically motivated.
BOSTON, Jan 16- A group of cyber security professionals is warning that the U.S. government has failed to implement fixes to protect the HealthCare.gov website from hackers, some three months after experts first pointed out the problem.
NEW YORK, Jan 8- If you went to visit your doctor and a drug company representative was sitting in the room with you, ready to hand out pamphlets and samples, you'd likely cry foul. Depending on what electronic health record system your physician uses, the digital version of this sort of thing is already happening.
WASHINGTON, Dec 30- U.S. health official Michelle Snyder, who oversaw the building of the troubled Obamacare website, HealthCare.gov, is retiring from her job as chief operating officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.
WASHINGTON, Dec 29- The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies on healthcare reform to name a chief executive to run its federal health insurance marketplace and allay the concerns of insurers after the rocky rollout of Obamacare.
Dec 18- Some technical experts are perplexed at the U.S. government's plan to switch web hosts for its new health insurance portal, HealthCare.gov, in the midst of an expected last-minute rush to beat a March 31 enrollment deadline for 2014 coverage.
WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the appointment of a former Microsoft Corp executive to oversee its revamped HealthCare.gov website and expand on technology improvements achieved by the site's outgoing czar, Jeffrey Zients.
HONG KONG, Dec 12- China shares lingered at their lowest in more than two weeks on Thursday, as weakness in the finance and mining sectors offset strength in pharmaceutical and information technology counters. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings closed down 0.1 percent at 2,410 points, its lowest closing since Nov. 26.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- As online enrollment accelerates for medical insurance under President Barack Obama's health law, the government is relying on manual back-up systems to correct computer errors that could leave some enrollees uninsured, the top U.S. health official said on Wednesday.
*Tech adviser cites dramatic improvement since Oct. 1. Dec 1- Two months after the disastrous launch of a website that is a key component of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, administration officials said on Sunday they had met their goal of getting the HealthCare.gov site running smoothly but warned that it needs more fixes.
"The bottom line, healthare.gov is night and day from where it was on Oct 1," said Jeff Zients on Sunday, who is in charge of fixing the web site.
Nov 30- The rollout of President Barack Obama's healthcare law entered a critical phase on Saturday, the deadline for substantially fixing the program's troubled enrollment website, as the administration scrambled to address the most obvious glitches.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it is replacing data center services from Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark subsidiary, with services from Hewlett-Packard Co..
WASHINGTON, Nov 25- The Obama administration on Monday announced a plan to help HealthCare.gov visitors cope with online glitches if traffic surges after the troubled website is working smoothly for most people this weekend as promised.
WASHINGTON, Nov 22- HealthCare.gov, the ailing website handling health insurance sales under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, will soon be able to handle 50,000 simultaneous users, the top official charged with making it work said Friday.
The vice president of Pornhub.com has offered to help fix glitches plaguing the Obamacare website.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- In the last days before the botched Oct. 1 launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare website, the team in charge was seeing alarming results from performance tests, according to internal emails released by Republican lawmakers investigating the rollout.
Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover
WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President Barack Obama, who has portrayed himself as surprised by technical problems with the government's new health care website, was briefed last spring on a detailed consultant's report that warned of system failure, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.