Government & Policy

By Kat Jercich 01:53 pm September 16, 2020
Researchers surveyed hundreds of primary care providers in the New York City area about the hurdles they're still facing to integrating telemedicine into their practices.
By Mike Miliard 12:27 pm September 16, 2020
The agency is distributing iPads to some 50,000 veterans nationwide, to enable them to connect with virtual care visits and manage their data via the Health Records app.

Credit: Dept of Health Abu Dhabi

By Rachel McArthur 01:51 am September 16, 2020
Reportedly showing promising results is the G42 Healthcare vaccine currently undergoing Phase III clinical trials. It is now being made optionally available to healthcare professionals on the frontlines, confirmed the country’s Minister of Health and Prevention. 

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By Kat Jercich 03:08 pm September 15, 2020
The stakeholder coalition warned of the potential consequences if telehealth is not safeguarded before the public health emergency ends.

Peggy O'Kane, president of the NCQA

By Kat Jercich 02:01 pm September 15, 2020
Its recommendations include lifting limitations on originating sites, allowing telehealth for various types of conditions and reinstating the HIPAA provisions temporarily lifted during the public health emergency.
Hackers used social engineering and exploited authentication protocols in an attempt to divert payments from the VA's Financial Services Center.
By Mike Miliard 04:38 pm September 14, 2020
Cyber crooks used social engineering and exploited authentication protocols in an attempt to divert payments from its Financial Services Center.
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am September 14, 2020
Attorneys from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP have put together a resource to help providers navigate the requirements of ONC's 21st Century Cures regs as the Nov. 2 due date approaches.
By Sara Mageit 05:58 am September 14, 2020
UK government announces that a new COVID-19 contact tracing app will be launched across England and Wales on 24 September.

Credit: UpToDate

By Ahmed El Sherif 05:25 am September 14, 2020
The UpToDate integration allows docs, nurses and pharmacists from 18 DHA sites to access it via the authority’s Salama EMR to "make evidence-based clinical decisions for their patients and keep their medical knowledge up to date."
By Rosy Matheson 02:31 am September 12, 2020
Global health leaders are calling for urgent action to help combat climate change and reduce inequality to improve health around the world during the closing keynote of the HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital event.