Government & Policy

Seema Verma

CMS Administrator Seema Verma (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 11:43 am December 11, 2020
The proposed rule aims to enhance patient access and smooth API-enabled data exchange by requiring the use of specific HL7 FHIR implementation guides by payers.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 03:26 pm December 10, 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requested that states share information about individuals who receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar

HHS Secretary Alex Azar

By Mike Miliard 03:01 pm December 10, 2020
The new proposed rule would "break down barriers that have stood in the way of commonsense care coordination and value-based arrangements for far too long," says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
GITEX Technology Week 2020, Dubai
By Rachel McArthur 10:06 am December 10, 2020
The country’s Ministry of Health and Prevention introduced the new system on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2020 in Dubai.
Senator Angus King (I-Maine)

Senator Angus King (I-Maine)

By Mike Miliard 11:30 am December 09, 2020
The senator touts "judicious use of the cloud," wider information sharing and "good ol' cyber hygiene" as private-sector best practices – but also says lack of a real deterrent for nation state bad actors has been a federal policy failure.
Dubai Health Authority, GITEX

Credit: Dubai Health Authority

By Rachel McArthur 08:18 am December 09, 2020
Solutions include its medical supplies management system, training platforms, and new additions and updates to its mobile app.
Department of Health and Human Services sign before building
By Bill Siwicki 01:41 pm December 08, 2020
The pandemic’s impact will be shown on a per-hospital basis, enabling researchers, policymakers and others to have greater insights into local healthcare response efforts.
Rep. Fred Upton

Rep. Fred Upton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 01:09 pm December 08, 2020
The representatives said they're optimistic about the legislation's forward movement, given President-Elect Joe Biden's support for the 21st Century Cures Act when he was last in the White House.
Hands in blue gloves load syringe with COVID-19 printed in the background
By Kat Jercich 01:18 pm December 03, 2020
A new study examined past vaccine uptake rates for flu and H1N1, and found that inoculation efforts fell short. The feds must help bridge that gap, "particularly for high-risk populations and communities of color," said former ONC chief David Blumenthal.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma

CMS Administrator Seema Verma (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 05:44 pm December 02, 2020
Although the American Telemedicine Association commended the agency's moves to expand some services, it urged CMS to reconsider its approach to remote patient monitoring.