Government & Policy

health equity, covid-19
By Bogi Eliasen 02:01 am January 19, 2021
The right to health, not just the access to healthcare, requires a holistic understanding of how we can provide a better quality of life and wellbeing for the individual and society, argues Bogi Eliasen, director of health at the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies and a member of the HIMSS Future50 Community.
COVID-19, contact tracing, vaccine
By Saif Abed 02:08 am January 13, 2021
For many of us, 2021 feels a lot like 2020 with lockdowns imposed and hospital pressures increasing. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel with several vaccines now being rolled out globally, says Dr Saif Abed, founding partner, AbedGraham.
Graphic showing connected points on a map of North America
By Seema Verma 11:01 am January 11, 2021
CMS progress on healthcare interoperability
Moving beyond collaboration, COVID-19
02:54 am December 31, 2020
The politicians of the UK and the European Union have finally reached their post-Brexit trade agreement. A word that we heard on every news update was sovereignty, quickly followed by the debate about the cost of such independence, according to Nick Hopkinson, a CIO and Principal Associate with Ethical Healthcare Consulting, UK.
Black History Month
By Dr Shera Chok 03:42 am October 27, 2020
As Black History Month comes to close, will this mean that the achievements and contribution of Black people in the UK and the need to take action will be packed away for another year, asks Dr Shera Chok, co-founder of the Shuri Network.
COVID-19, contact tracing
By Charles Alessi 08:16 am October 19, 2020
As we have heard repeatedly over the past few months, there is a need to think of managing this pandemic in the same way we prepare for a marathon rather than a sprint, says Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer, HIMSS.  
contact tracing apps, privacy, covid-19
By Saif Abed 08:03 am October 07, 2020
Whichever way you look at it, many countries across the globe are experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases coinciding with the start of the Autumn/Winter seasons says Dr Saif Abed, founding partner at The AbedGraham Group.

Credit: Malaffi

01:53 am August 27, 2020
COVID-19 has revealed a lot about the world we live in. It has reinforced the possibilities that open up when we collaborate and come together, united towards a common cause; in this case, of defeating the spread of SARS-CoV-2 says Atif Al Braiki, CEO, Abu Dhabi Health Data Services LLC (Malaffi).
By Layla McCay 03:18 am August 24, 2020
One of the more remarkable features of the NHS’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been its rapid uptake of technology in the UK says director of international relations at NHS Confederation, Dr Layla McCay.
By Joyoti Goswami 11:46 am August 17, 2020
How healthcare providers can leverage interoperability across the care continuum for improved care coordination and patient empowerment.