Government & Policy

By Mike Miliard 01:43 pm April 06, 2020
While work at Mann-Grandstaff is 99% complete, right now the department's priority is the "care of veterans and providing surge capabilities for civilian health care systems."

This ONC map shows the locations of ongoing Interoperability Proving Ground projects focused on COVID-19 response.

By Mike Miliard 02:38 pm April 01, 2020
The agency's Interoperability Proving Ground is becoming a hotbed of coronavirus projects. Meanwhile, HIMSS Healthbox has launched a digital think tank to cross-pollinate ideas that work.

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By Dean Koh 09:53 pm March 31, 2020
An interview with Professor John Beard of the ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Aging Research, University of New South Wales, Australia.
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By Susan Morse 10:18 am March 31, 2020
HHS and CMS should immediately distribute funds to every hospital at the rate of $25,000 per bed, or $30,000 in hot spots, AHA says.

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By Sophie Porter 03:58 am March 31, 2020
The scheme aims to improve access to health data for research and planning.
By Mike Miliard 12:34 pm March 30, 2020
In what it's calling an "unprecedented" exercise in information sharing, the administration is calling on health systems to share daily updates from their in-house labs with federal agencies.
By Nathan Eddy 11:42 am March 30, 2020
Telehealth was singled out as a way to reduce the number of cases entering medical facilities, and to provide a mechanism to monitor and track patients under care in home quarantine.
By Mike Miliard 03:18 pm March 27, 2020
The state hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis is assembling new squads of technology companies and skilled IT professionals to "accelerate and amplify" its response to the coronavirus outbreak, and is looking for new recruits.

Above image: A screengrab of Mediplat's first call remote health consult service. Credit: MedPeer

By Dean Koh 02:00 am March 24, 2020
The service provided is a remote health consultation service, which means that doctors should advise patients according to their conditions and symptoms, not diagnosing or prescribing medicines.
By Mike Miliard 12:57 pm March 23, 2020
It's granting exceptions and extensions from reporting requirements for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare programs such as MIPS and Shared Savings Program ACOs.

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