Government & Policy

By Kat Jercich 03:03 pm September 17, 2020
With compliance requirements for ONC's info blocking rule just around the corner, a poll from Pew Charitable Trusts finds a big appetite for patient access, and widespread support for providers to do better information sharing between EHR systems. 
By Sara Mageit 05:29 am September 17, 2020
The healthcare ICT provider and NHS Wales Informatics Service have signed a contract to deliver software solution Digistat. 
By 03:29 am September 17, 2020
In a webinar organised in conjunction with the Argentine Ministry of Health, leaders from the country and across the region highlighted that the pandemic has created an opportunity to promote progress in the digital health agenda.
By Kat Jercich 01:53 pm September 16, 2020
Researchers surveyed hundreds of primary care providers in the New York City area about the hurdles they're still facing to integrating telemedicine into their practices.
By Mike Miliard 12:27 pm September 16, 2020
The agency is distributing iPads to some 50,000 veterans nationwide, to enable them to connect with virtual care visits and manage their data via the Health Records app.

Credit: Dept of Health Abu Dhabi

By Rachel McArthur 01:51 am September 16, 2020
Reportedly showing promising results is the G42 Healthcare vaccine currently undergoing Phase III clinical trials. It is now being made optionally available to healthcare professionals on the frontlines, confirmed the country’s Minister of Health and Prevention. 

(AMSF2011, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 03:08 pm September 15, 2020
The stakeholder coalition warned of the potential consequences if telehealth is not safeguarded before the public health emergency ends.

Peggy O'Kane, president of the NCQA

By Kat Jercich 02:01 pm September 15, 2020
Its recommendations include lifting limitations on originating sites, allowing telehealth for various types of conditions and reinstating the HIPAA provisions temporarily lifted during the public health emergency.
Hackers used social engineering and exploited authentication protocols in an attempt to divert payments from the VA's Financial Services Center.
By Mike Miliard 04:38 pm September 14, 2020
Cyber crooks used social engineering and exploited authentication protocols in an attempt to divert payments from its Financial Services Center.
By Mike Miliard 11:09 am September 14, 2020
Attorneys from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP have put together a resource to help providers navigate the requirements of ONC's 21st Century Cures regs as the Nov. 2 due date approaches.