Government & Policy

By Leontina Postelnicu 12:38 pm June 12, 2019
Erik Gerritsen, vice minister of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in the Netherlands, had a simple message for delegates on the second day of the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference in Helsinki this evening: there is an urgent need to address the “glob

Päivi Sillanaukee, permanent secretary of the ministry of social affairs and health in Finland

By Leontina Postelnicu 06:59 am June 11, 2019
Päivi Sillanaukee put emphasis on the need for international co-operation at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference.
By Mike Miliard 03:55 pm June 05, 2019
The informatics group says the feds should do more to protect against bad data and algorithm bias, and keep cybersecurity top of mind in its software-as-a-medical-device rules.
By Mike Miliard 05:08 pm June 04, 2019
In its comments on the agencies' interoperability rules, HIMSS said FHIR v.4 should be required for certification – but cautioned against too broad a definition of EHI and said to slow requirements for payer trusted exchange network participation.
By Piers Ford 09:01 am June 04, 2019
Closer dialogue between national and local bodies is essential if the national policy for NHS technology, digital and data is to achieve its priority of a digital NHS, according to a new report that explores the opportunities for digital transformation following the creation of NHSX.
By Nathan Eddy 12:27 pm June 03, 2019
The Department of Justice charged Coffey Health System with failing to conduct the risk analyses required by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.
By Mike Miliard 03:37 pm May 31, 2019
The Medical Group Management Association also has concerns about security risks that might be associated with the proposed rules, and says they go "too far, too fast."
By Mike Miliard 03:25 pm May 30, 2019
The members of the HIMSS EHR Association support the rules' goals – but say that as drafted they go beyond Congress' intent for 21st Century Cures, are too loosely defined, have too tight a timeline and require too much IP sharing.
By Mike Miliard 02:37 pm May 24, 2019
The informatics group calls on ONC to "flip the paradigm" of consumer access as it finalizes the "most consequential health informatics policies" since meaningful use.

This artistic rendering shows what TRAuma Care In a Rucksack: TRACIR, an autonomous trauma care system being created by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, could look like. Credit: National Robotics Engineering Center and Carnegie Mellon University

By Nathan Eddy 10:08 am May 24, 2019
The autonomous system will stabilize soldiers in the battlefield with critical care interventions.

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