Government & Policy

By Kat Jercich 12:27 pm May 12, 2020
Even as ONC and CMS push for wider patient data sharing, many healthcare consumers are hesitant. The American Medical Association has issued new privacy principles supporting the rights of individuals to control how their health information is used. 

Top row: left to right - Kathrine Myhre, Norway; Daniel Forslund, Sweden; Bjorn Jonsson, Iceland. Bottom row: left to right - Claus Pedersen, Denmark; Illka Kunnamo, Finland; Bogi Eliasen, Denmark.

By Sophie Porter 03:43 am May 12, 2020
A recent HIMSS Nordic Community webinar – moderated by Bogi Eliasen, HIMSS Future50 and director of health at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies – addressed how Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway have enabled a sustainable human-centred health environment that influenced their crisis management during the pandemic.
By Tammy Lovell 01:59 am May 12, 2020
Study found that increased mortality risk for ethnic minorities is only partially attributable to pre-existing clinical risk factors.
By Roy Chiang 06:38 am May 08, 2020
In a recent HIMSS webinar, Dr Chun-Wen Chang (Infectious Disease Specialist, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Taiwan) reveals the steps the country has taken that has allowed it to successfully mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
By Mike Miliard 05:06 pm May 06, 2020
Persistent flaws in the ability to accurately ID and match patient records are hindering two must-haves on the road to reopening: contact tracing and, eventually, vaccine administration.

NYU Langone Health employs an onsite technology team that provides 24/7 remote support for patients engaging digitally.  

By Kat Jercich 03:46 pm May 06, 2020
The pandemic has proven the "generalizability of telehealth" says the CMIO of NYU Langone Health, where virtual visits have skyrocketed. ATA, meanwhile, is asking Congress for more funding and flexibility to help build on its promise.
By Kat Jercich 12:35 pm May 06, 2020
The CMS final rules require Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals to send electronic notifications when patients are admitted, discharged or transferred.
By Tammy Lovell 02:08 pm May 04, 2020
Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) denies claims that the app has failed NHS clinical safety and security test.
Telehealth appointment
By Susan Morse 05:58 pm May 01, 2020
HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded $5 million to help develop cross-state licensure for clinicians.
Surgeons putting on gloves
By Susan Morse 05:54 pm May 01, 2020
The interim rule is extending the mitigation of shared losses back to January 2020.