Government & Policy

By Dave Muoio 09:39 am September 23, 2020
Although still a work in progress, the new center will reportedly help coordinate digital health projects within the agency while providing expertise to external stakeholders.  
By Tammy Lovell 08:59 am September 23, 2020
UK charity, the Health Foundation has called for greater transparency around the COVID-19 contact tracing app, which is set to be launched across England and Wales tomorrow.

Credit: Medcare

By Ahmed El Sherif 02:17 am September 23, 2020
The UAE’s Medcare Hospitals is to implement a unified healthcare information system (HIS) across its locations in Dubai and Sharjah, it has been confirmed. This follows an agreement with the US-headquartered software systems and technology company, InterSystems.
By Tammy Lovell 04:28 am September 22, 2020
The Hospital Future Act aims to modernise the country’s hospital system.
By Dean Koh 02:14 am September 21, 2020
IHiS, Singapore’s national health IT agency aims to better digitally engage patients in a less transactional manner in the post pandemic era.  
By Kat Jercich 12:50 pm September 18, 2020
OCR announced five more enforcement actions this week under the HIPAA Right of Access Initiative, which supports patients' ability to access their medical records.

Credit: Mubadala Healthcare

By Ahmed El Sherif 11:48 am September 18, 2020
It comes following a two-month trial in the UAE capital, as well as a successful remote care programme for COVID-19 patients in home isolation.
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.