Government & Policy

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:35 am January 06, 2020
The introduction of single sign-on technology at one hospital reportedly cut login times from 105 seconds to 10. 
By Jeff Lagasse 11:23 am December 31, 2019
Former President Barack Obama’s signature health legislation was passed into law on Dec. 24, 2009, marking a fundamental shift in American healthcare.

President Barack Obama signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, February 17, 2009. Its HITECH Act provisions infused tens of billions into the health IT industry.

By Mike Miliard 09:00 am December 30, 2019
There have been many frustrations with how the federal EHR incentive program was implemented this past decade, but those big government subsidies have enabled headway that might not have happened otherwise.
By Mike Miliard 03:26 pm December 26, 2019
The news is being touted by IDx, makers of the first medical device approved by FDA to use artificial intelligence to assess diabetic retinopathy.  
By Nathan Eddy 11:04 am December 26, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the launch of an online patient portal this month that will provide service veterans with digital access to their patient statements.
By Nathan Eddy 11:16 am December 20, 2019
The department has innovated and expanded its uses of telehealth, advanced data centers to improve its healthcare offerings for veterans.
By Mike Miliard 10:26 am December 19, 2019
A bug in its codebase could cause protected health information of some beneficiaries to be inadvertently shared with others, or with the wrong BB2.0 app, the agency says.
By Leontina Postelnicu 01:23 am December 19, 2019
The health secretary made the announcement in his first speech following last week's UK general election.
By Nathan Eddy 01:04 pm December 13, 2019
Hahn previously served as the chief medical executive at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, a post he has held since 2018.
What we learned at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum
By Mike Miliard 03:59 pm December 11, 2019
As the role of the CISO evolves, so too does the threat landscape, the infrastructure that needs safeguarding and the policy imperatives shaping the mission of data protection.

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