Government & Policy

Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Dr. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana

By Mike Miliard 04:37 pm August 07, 2020
The bi-partisan Patient Matching Improvement Act, introduced by Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, would make the U.S. Postal Service's address-formatting tool available to hospitals and COVID-19 testing labs.
By Mike Miliard 03:59 pm August 07, 2020
Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado will share best practices for telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and follow their own state policies while also adhering to seven key principles, their governors say.
By Kat Jercich 09:39 am August 05, 2020
Providers say there are a number of logistical, regulatory and educational hurdles that must be overcome for telehealth to reach its potential.
By Sara Mageit 01:47 am August 05, 2020
An interview with Ifan Evans, director of technology, digital & transformation, Welsh Government Health and Social Services, who will be speaking at HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event.
By Kat Jercich 05:02 pm August 04, 2020
Convened by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Alliance for Connected Care and the American Telemedicine Association, the task force said it would release a final recommendations report in September.
By Susan Morse 04:34 pm August 04, 2020
The agency has yet to say whether parity will remain between an in-person and a telehealth visit.
By Kat Jercich 03:05 pm August 03, 2020
The framework from Northwestern and UT Austin outlines the specific inpatient admission thresholds to help authorities determine when communities should enact short-term shelter-in-place orders.

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By Kat Jercich 01:39 pm August 03, 2020
Dr. Robert Redfield said during a House subcommittee hearing that he was only told about the decision once it had already been made by HHS.
By Tammy Lovell 09:18 am August 03, 2020
Agreement with UK government aims to accelerate innovation across the public sector. 
By Mallory Hackett 06:22 pm July 31, 2020
The voice vote approves the Foster-Kelly Amendment, which removes language that prohibits federal funding for the adoption of a unique patient ID.