Government & Policy

midterm elections
By Tom Sullivan 01:23 pm November 07, 2018
What the 116th Congress might mean for the fate of the ACA and healthcare technology.

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By Leontina Postelnicu 01:00 pm November 01, 2018
NHS Scotland has signed a new agreement with Microsoft to deploy Office 365 and migrate all systems to Windows 10 E5 during the next three years in an effort to boost cyber resilience and mitigate any potential threats.
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:55 am November 01, 2018
NHS Digital will cut around 500 jobs in a major restructure expected to "change the skills and capability of its workforce", Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
CMS booth at HIMSS17
By Susan Morse 12:29 pm October 22, 2018
Open enrollment, which begins November 1, will not be negatively impacted, CMS says.
FDA and Homeland Security signs.
By Jessica Davis 06:16 pm October 17, 2018
While the two federal agencies have worked together on vulnerability disclosures in the past, a new memorandum of agreement will improve coordination.
By Mike Miliard 11:34 am October 17, 2018
The cooperative aims to bring stakeholders together to find new and pragmatic approaches to data sharing, and come up with ways to combat information blocking.
cardiac implant xray
By Jessica Davis 04:56 pm October 12, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration issued a cybersecurity alert on two Medtronic devices that could allow a hacker to hijack the software update process to change the device’s function. Medtronic disabled the online software update to eliminate the flaw.
HIMSS Chapter leaders on NHIT Week.
By Tom Sullivan 10:49 am October 12, 2018
Technology was critical but so, too, were the personal and patient-centric stories shared on Twitter this week.
himss conference sign in las vegas hotel
By Jessica Davis 10:33 am October 12, 2018
The two nonprofit health IT groups hope to strengthen public-private partnerships and advance policy, starting by collaborating on the next Health Datapalooza.
HHS building
By Tom Sullivan 09:20 am October 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working with Healthbox, a HIMSS innovation company, to reach out to investors and better understand the barriers to innovation. WHY IT MATTERS

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