Government & Policy

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.

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By 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. 
By Charles Alessi 02:51 am August 12, 2020
Health and care have been inexorably moving toward a new paradigm – one where the nature of the interactions is more personalised and they require the person to be more active in their pursuit of reducing risks that have an adverse effect upon the development of non-communicable diseases, says Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer...
By Shawn Tuma 10:00 am July 29, 2020
On the surface, like with other HHS settlements, it may seem harsh, regarding only the amount of money vis-a-vis the number of patients affected. But it's important to consider what OCR is trying to accomplish.
By Bogi Eliasen 03:08 am July 22, 2020
Without cross-border co-operation the potential of personalised health cannot be realised, acccording to Bogi Eliasen, director at the Health Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and HIMSS Future50 leader, who will be speaking at HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event taking place 7-11 September.

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By Jan-Philipp Beck 01:51 am June 17, 2020
COVID-19 has shone a harsh light on the weaknesses within our healthcare systems, and we fear that the impact on already vulnerable populations will be long-lasting, according to Marco Greco, president of the European Patients’ Forum, and Jan-Philipp Beck, CEO of EIT Health. 
By Sharon Taylor 12:12 pm June 11, 2020
CMS requirements for approved clinical decision support mechanisms could cause extra burden and more keystrokes for physicians attempting to meet appropriate use criteria.