Government & Policy

By Kat Jercich 11:27 am June 02, 2020
Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Illinois, said she introduced the legislation in hopes of gathering data to support post-pandemic continuation of relaxed CMS rules around telemedicine.
By Kat Jercich 03:25 pm June 01, 2020
  Although telemedicine can be a way to fill gaps in access to healthcare providers, policymakers should ensure vulnerable people aren't left behind, says a new UCLA report.  
By Kat Jercich 10:15 am May 29, 2020
The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, designed to ensure an individual's electronic health information is available when they need it, depends on participation from stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem.

Credit: Virti

By Sophie Porter 01:35 am May 29, 2020
Also, an update on testing in the UAE in this week's Healthcare IT News roundup.
Three ways providers get the HIPAA right to access wrong
By Bill Siwicki 12:36 pm May 28, 2020
In their HIMSS20 Digital session, privacy policy experts Deven McGraw and Jodi Daniel offer a deeper look at digital patient access, the APIs that enable it – and the mistakes healthcare organizations make when providing medical records.
By Piers Ford 02:32 am May 28, 2020
The round-the-clock response of the NHS’s internal and external digital health community to COVID-19 has been more than impressive. But the ad hoc and rapid arrival of so many new applications also raises concerns about compliance and standardisation – and the role of the very unit that is supposed to be directing the operation.
Woman looking at graphs on a laptop.
By Susan Morse 04:25 pm May 27, 2020
Patients want access to everything, according to focus groups interviewed by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
ONC, Sequoia Project extend interoperability collaboration
By Mike Miliard 11:49 am May 27, 2020
The public-private partnership has been re-upped for another year as Sequoia continues to help implement and build out community support for TEFCA.
By Joseph Goedert 10:34 am May 26, 2020
The Mayo clinician leading the expanded access program describes how it's managing the task of plasma collection, with hopes that COVID-19 antibodies can help other patients fight off the disease.
By Susan Morse 10:53 pm May 22, 2020
CMS said it wanted to finalize some proposed policies before the MA and Part D bid deadlines on June 1 for the 2021 plan year.  

Most Read

The Daily Brief Newsletter