Government & Policy

Above photo: Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III of the Philippines (left) and Malaysian Health Minister YB Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly bin Ahmad (right) during the MoU signing in Malaysia. Credit: YB Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly bin Ahmad's Facebook page.

By Dean Koh 07:16 pm August 03, 2019
Representatives from the health departments of Malaysia and the Philippines recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate further on the advancement of the health sector in the two countries.
By Nathan Eddy 02:32 pm July 31, 2019
The results of a new J.D. Power survey suggest that, for the patients standing to gain the most from telehealth, services need to be positioned and explained as a way to reduce costs while maintaining a high level of care.
Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce reup on interoperability promise
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm July 31, 2019
The tech giants have made progress on the pledge they made one year ago, and plan to do more, they said at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference.
Seema Verma, Jared Kushner tout new physician-focused MyHealthEData project
By Mike Miliard 12:00 pm July 30, 2019
The Blue Button API pilot, Data at the Point of Care, aims to connect clinicians with claims data, giving them deeper insights into their patients' care history.
By Mike Miliard 05:12 pm July 29, 2019
Democrat Michael Bennet unveiled his telehealth-focused rural plan, which increases resources for IT investments; he also recently introduced a separate Senate bill to boost broadband in underserved areas.

A recent EY report presents a framework for the efficient and ethical use of NHS data, which it describes as "a treasure trove of information detailing health, wellness, illness and the associated care pathways."

By Meher Pandey 10:53 am July 29, 2019
A recent Ernst & Young (EY) report presents a framework for the efficient and ethical use of NHS data, which it describes as "a treasure trove of information detailing health, wellness, illness and the associated care pathways."
By Benjamin Harris 10:50 am July 25, 2019
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT says it's seeking public input and recommendations before it takes a "snapshot" of its Interoperability Standards Advisory toward the end of the year.
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:11 am July 25, 2019
Also: new inquiry into health ageing launched in the UK; Matt Hancock keeps his role as health and social care secretary as new British prime minister Boris Johnson takes office.
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am July 23, 2019
The groups urge the Senate to follow the House's lead and finally lift the ban on federal funding for a nationwide unique patient identifier, making the case that it can help avoid serious safety risks due to matching errors.
By Mike Miliard 12:19 pm July 22, 2019
More than two dozen organizations will get money from HRSA's new Rural Residency Planning and Development Program grants.

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