Government & Policy

By Susan Morse 09:59 am July 17, 2020
Halvorson envisions an integrated system which unites healthcare payment, improvement and racial and economic equity. 
By Dean Koh 02:44 am July 17, 2020
“Countries that had the most comprehensive responses to the pandemic seem to be those that had a recent memory of an adverse event,” said Dr Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS.
By Mike Miliard 05:03 pm July 16, 2020
The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act seeks to expand the promise of virtual care, even once the pandemic has subsided, by eliminating restrictions, ensuring access and studying its ability to address disparities and improve outcomes.
By Kat Jercich 03:40 pm July 16, 2020
HIMSS Government Relations VP Tom Leary said House members were likely to address originating site requirements and the types of providers that can be reimbursed for telehealth.
By Kat Jercich 12:57 pm July 16, 2020
British, Canadian and U.S. intelligence agencies released a statement saying the group is "almost certainly" part of the Russian intelligence services.

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By Kat Jercich 10:36 am July 16, 2020
Judge Theodore Chuang found that the in-person FDA requirements for medication abortion impose a "substantial obstacle" for patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

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By Kat Jercich 02:41 pm July 15, 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield says the controversial new process, which calls on hospitals to send capacity and utilization data via the HHS Protect system, was made with CDC support.

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By Ahmed El Sherif 08:56 am July 15, 2020
The eight machines use artificial intelligence and ultraviolet-powered sterilisation to move automatically and scan areas efficiently, the authority said.
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By 09:00 am July 13, 2020
By moving all military treatment facilities under the Defense Health Agency (DHA), the DoD has ushered in a new era of data integration within the military health system.
By Charles Alessi 05:24 am July 13, 2020
The pandemic has inevitably made discussions about the use of data even more urgent as we strive to find solutions to dilemmas around managing personal privacy argues Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS.