Government & Policy

HIMSS sign outside
By Susan Morse 03:41 pm September 21, 2018
HIMSS on Friday issued a call to the healthcare industry to take action in battling the ongoing opioid crisis in America by using health information and technology.
Robert Coles and NHS sign
By Leontina Postelnicu 01:05 pm September 21, 2018
The National Health Service announced that Robert Coles will serve in the newly created chief information security officer role.
HIPAA compliance audit paper.
By Jessica Davis 11:36 am September 21, 2018
Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital let ABC film a documentary on site without obtaining patient authorization.
Dave Chase headshot
By Tom Sullivan 09:00 am September 20, 2018
Dave Chase puts forth those contrarian viewpoints in his new book, and predicts that millennials will redirect the future of healthcare – which is a good thing.
Donald Trump
By Susan Morse 05:23 pm September 19, 2018
President Trump on Wednesday threatened to add new import taxes on an additional $257 billion of Chinese goods to the $200 billion established on Monday. This was in response to China on Tuesday announcing plans to impose new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. exports.
NHS hospital sign in UK
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:02 pm September 19, 2018
The National Health Service in England has announced two new innovator programs to accelerate the use of digital health tools that benefit patients and remove barriers slowing adoption of innovation. 
Steve Wretling speaking at a HIMSS event
By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am September 19, 2018
And there’s already one in the JASON Report from 2014 that was eclipsed by the industry’s excitement about open APIs.
veterans affairs booth at HIMSS18
By Jessica Davis 12:36 pm September 18, 2018
Beginning Sept. 21, VA will start accepting proposals for contractors to handle the technical and administrative services of its legacy EHR.
worker pressing button on fax machine
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:33 pm September 18, 2018
Countries around the globe are dealing with legacy fax machines and the UK organization is looking to get rid of its devices by 2019.
US Senate capital building exterior view of dome
By Mike Miliard 12:31 pm September 18, 2018
With a rare near-unanimous vote, the United States Senate passed The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 on Monday evening. It's a massive bill comprising a wide array of proposals drawn from five Senate committees, and has many implications for the use and funding of health IT.

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