Government & Policy

A recent EY report presents a framework for the efficient and ethical use of NHS data, which it describes as "a treasure trove of information detailing health, wellness, illness and the associated care pathways."

By Meher Pandey 10:53 am July 29, 2019
A recent Ernst & Young (EY) report presents a framework for the efficient and ethical use of NHS data, which it describes as "a treasure trove of information detailing health, wellness, illness and the associated care pathways."
By Benjamin Harris 10:50 am July 25, 2019
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT says it's seeking public input and recommendations before it takes a "snapshot" of its Interoperability Standards Advisory toward the end of the year.
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:11 am July 25, 2019
Also: new inquiry into health ageing launched in the UK; Matt Hancock keeps his role as health and social care secretary as new British prime minister Boris Johnson takes office.
By Mike Miliard 11:04 am July 23, 2019
The groups urge the Senate to follow the House's lead and finally lift the ban on federal funding for a nationwide unique patient identifier, making the case that it can help avoid serious safety risks due to matching errors.
By Mike Miliard 12:19 pm July 22, 2019
More than two dozen organizations will get money from HRSA's new Rural Residency Planning and Development Program grants.
By Nathan Eddy 11:03 am July 19, 2019
American Telemedicine Association's "State of the States Report" finds progress, but still sees strategies for states to be incentivized to adopt pro-telehealth policies.

Credit: Ping An Good Doctor

By Dean Koh 01:42 am July 19, 2019
Chinese healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An Good Doctor has reached strategic cooperation with nearly 50 hospitals across China, including the Aviation General Hospital of China Medical University, Sichuan Second Traditional Chinese

Continuing use of technology susceptible to cyber-attack in NHS, says Labour MP

By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 11:06 am July 17, 2019
Responding to an answer in parliament by a junior health minister, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Jo Platt warned the government of the dangers of the 2,300 NHS computers thatstill run on Windows XP.

The UK’s first new-build "paperless" hospital Chase Farm Hospital says it has improved clinical safety and dramatically reduced admin, releasing more time for patient care. 

By Tammy Lovell 05:27 am July 17, 2019
Also: French academic hospital CHRU de Nancy announces 10-year enterprise informatics agreement with Royal Philips, former NHS England director Sir Bruce Keogh joins messaging app firm and others. 
By Mike Miliard 11:42 am July 16, 2019
Commonwealth Corporation, a workforce development agency that works to boost the skills of Massachusetts young adults with investments and partnerships, has released new funding to create new pilots to expand training for entry-level healthcare workers.

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