Government & Policy

By Lynne Minion 01:28 am July 02, 2020
The response by the New Zealand government to the COVID-19 pandemic, including closure of the border, a national lockdown, widespread testing and the uptake of technologies, has brought the crisis there under control. HIMSS Insights spoke to Shayne Hunter, deputy director general of data & digital at the New Zealand Ministry of Health about...
By Mike Miliard 01:58 pm July 01, 2020
With many small and remote providers still in acute need of high-speed broadband, but the funding cap outpaced, the commission will carry forward unused funds from previous years  to meet the need for virtual care.
By Sara Mageit 06:57 am July 01, 2020
Five of Sheffield’s labour MPs have written to the prime minister, Boris Johnson, and health secretary, Matt Hancock, to seek support for the building of the Child Health Technology (CCHT) on the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.  
By Kat Jercich 10:06 am June 30, 2020
Medical associations, health systems, vendors and other stakeholders are asking Senate and House leaders to prioritize four areas when enshrining permanent changes to telemedicine regs.
By Lynne Minion 07:01 am June 30, 2020
When Paul Roseworn flew out on holiday to Ireland and the UK in February to watch the Six Nations Rugby, he didn’t realise he would be caught up in a global pandemic.
By Kat Jercich 11:28 am June 29, 2020
Providers without the resources of larger health systems can still make virtual care available to patients.
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Research conducted last year by consulting company Roland Berger predicts that the German digital health market volume will grow exponentially in coming years.

"The work of this new office will be targeted to help reduce unnecessary burden, increase efficiencies, continue administrative simplification, increase the use of health informatics and improve the beneficiary experience," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

By Mike Miliard 11:13 am June 24, 2020
In addition to reducing the hours and costs clinicians and providers incur for CMS-mandated compliance, the office will also focus on how health data can be harnessed for more efficient healthcare and improved patient experience.
By Kat Jercich 09:44 am June 22, 2020
The Veterans Health Administration invites participants to use synthetic veteran health data to predict COVID-19 status, length of hospitalization and mortality.
By Dean Koh 02:59 am June 22, 2020
“We need the integration of traditional healthcare and digital healthcare … integrate public and private sectors together, so we can solve problems more effectively,” said Dr Surangkana Techapaitoon, deputy CEO of Samitivej and BNH Group of Hospitals.