The changing of the pitchforks.

That is one unique metaphor for the ongoing drama on the repeal and replace of the ACA. There are evidently no angels on either side of this debate.

President Trump, in his first address to a joint session of Congress, urged the Congress to unite and work together for major overhauls in healthcare and tax laws. The president also outlined a series of principles for the Congress to follow as it repeals the Affordable Care Act and develops an alternative. Amidst dissent in the ranks, very few even in the Republican Party appear to have seen the draft of the proposed law, despite a full-on “scavenger hunt” for that elusive document this week. What we know is that the President seems to favor tax credits as a means to fund health insurance in the proposed new law.

Seema Verma, President Trump’s pick for running the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is one step away from approval by the full Senate. Here are 9 things you need to know about her.

Using technology-led innovation to get patients engaged in their own healthcare is the key to improving outcomes. An example of this is Cigna and Microsoft’s experiment with holographic-powered games to increase health screenings.

My blog in CIO this week discusses how Sutter Health is bringing patient-generated health data (PGHD) to pop health management.

Technology is not without its downsides. AWS experienced a major outage this past week due to an employee error that disrupted healthcare operations across the country.

Relevance is the key to innovation in this world of changing IT. Read this interview with Humana’s CIO Brian LeClaire on their recent breakthroughs in driving the company’s growth with IT.

Now time for a pop quiz: Why do 98 % of people get stuck on a song? Clue: earworms.