Government & Policy

By Mike Miliard 03:18 pm March 27, 2020
The state hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis is assembling new squads of technology companies and skilled IT professionals to "accelerate and amplify" its response to the coronavirus outbreak, and ii's looking for new recruits.

Above image: A screengrab of Mediplat's first call remote health consult service. Credit: MedPeer

By Dean Koh 02:00 am March 24, 2020
The service provided is a remote health consultation service, which means that doctors should advise patients according to their conditions and symptoms, not diagnosing or prescribing medicines.
By Mike Miliard 12:57 pm March 23, 2020
It's granting exceptions and extensions from reporting requirements for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare programs such as MIPS and Shared Savings Program ACOs.

Credit: Chokniti Khongchum

By Ahmed El Sherif 10:37 am March 20, 2020
Lebanon’s Berytech Fab Lab is offering up to a $10,000 grant to five heathtech startups working on a solution that can help combat the current coronavirus pandemic.
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:33 am March 18, 2020
The news comes as the number of confirmed cases in the UK jumped to over 2,600 as of the morning of 18 March.
By Mike Miliard 10:18 am March 18, 2020
The privacy watchdog won't impose penalties on providers who use non-HIPAA-compliant remote communications technology during the public health emergency. 

The health ministers of each country held an online meeting earlier this month; Credit: Gulf Cooperation Council

By Ahmed El Sherif 07:01 am March 18, 2020
The Gulf Health Council, in coordination with the region’s Ministries of Health, will issue a daily report on confirmed cases, their source, and exchange information on precautionary measures.
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:43 am March 18, 2020
The number of confirmed cases in the UK went up to nearly 2,000 on Tuesday.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma

By Mike Miliard 02:57 pm March 17, 2020
CMS says the move to reimburse physicians will enable beneficiaries to get telehealth services in physician's offices, hospitals, nursing homes, rural health clinics – and their homes.
By Fred Bazzoli 11:15 am March 17, 2020
Health plans will be responsible for data sharing and patient access in a way they're not used to. "A lot will have to go into meeting that deadline," one expert says.

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