Retired Admiral Earl Gay, special advisor to the OPM Director, has posted some timely thoughts on opm.gov for this national holiday. Thank you for your service Admiral.
Congress is out of town this week. Here is a link to last week's activities from the Week in Congress. The House Energy and Commerce Committee last week unanimously (51-0) approved the 21st Century Cures bill which would provide a funding boost to the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. There are a bunch of health care related pay-goes according to this Modern Healthcare article. Health Data Management reports that the bill also includes some strict electronic medical record interoperability mandates.
This New York Times piece on hospital productivity caught the FEHBlog's eye. Enjoy the holiday.