Government & Policy

FDA and Homeland Security signs.
By Jessica Davis 06:16 pm October 17, 2018
While the two federal agencies have worked together on vulnerability disclosures in the past, a new memorandum of agreement will improve coordination.
By Mike Miliard 11:34 am October 17, 2018
The cooperative aims to bring stakeholders together to find new and pragmatic approaches to data sharing, and come up with ways to combat information blocking.
cardiac implant xray
By Jessica Davis 04:56 pm October 12, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration issued a cybersecurity alert on two Medtronic devices that could allow a hacker to hijack the software update process to change the device’s function. Medtronic disabled the online software update to eliminate the flaw. IMPACT
HIMSS Chapter leaders on NHIT Week.
By Tom Sullivan 10:49 am October 12, 2018
Technology was critical but so, too, were the personal and patient-centric stories shared on Twitter this week.
himss conference sign in las vegas hotel
By Jessica Davis 10:33 am October 12, 2018
The two nonprofit health IT groups hope to strengthen public-private partnerships and advance policy, starting by collaborating on the next Health Datapalooza.
HHS building
By Tom Sullivan 09:20 am October 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working with Healthbox, a HIMSS innovation company, to reach out to investors and better understand the barriers to innovation. WHY IT MATTERS
By Dean Koh 04:38 am October 12, 2018
The IT journey in clinical systems in Singapore dates back to the 1980s and by the early 2000s, two distinct electronic medical record (EMR) systems emerged from the two integrated clusters. However, this meant that sharing of patient information, especially those moving from different clusters, was a big challenge.
doctor looking on tablet at personal health records
By Tom Sullivan 09:59 am October 09, 2018
For National Health IT Week 2018, HIMSS Analytics delivered new research exploring some key trends, looking closely at established software infrastructure and emerging technologies alike.
road block on highway

Researchers found roadblocks with information given to patients during the medical release processes despite HIPAA.

By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm October 08, 2018
What if the challenge to overcome with data sharing was the policies common among hospitals? A new study published in JAMA Network Open found just that: Patients are facing many hurdles when they request to receive their records from hospitals.
US Senate capital building exterior view of dome
By Tom Sullivan 07:30 am October 08, 2018
NHITWeek 2018 moves beyond proving the value of HIT to focus on showing successes of using information and technology.

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