Government & Policy

Credit: WA Health

By Dean Koh 02:53 am April 26, 2019
Earlier this week, the Western Australia (WA) Government announced the establishment of a new Ministerial Council that will advise the State Government on opportunities to further develop and support precision health advances.
By Tom Sullivan 02:46 pm April 24, 2019
Agency alleges the company kept customers from using other platforms.
Rural hospital.
By Susan Morse 10:11 am April 24, 2019
The change would ramp up add-on payments to hospitals that implement new tech and increase the wage index for rural and other qualifying hospitals.

National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Donald Rucker

By Mike Miliard 12:12 pm April 19, 2019
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT made interoperability news on several fronts Friday: granting a much-requested 30-day extension for public comments on its proposed data exchange, information blocking and patient access rules and publishing the second draft of its Trus
By Nathan Eddy 09:29 am April 18, 2019
Starboard, which got two members appointed to Cerner’s board last week, sees the EHR vendor’s business as “highly sticky.”
ONC: Here’s how hospitals are using EHR data beyond patient care
By Benjamin Harris 12:45 pm April 17, 2019
New research shows that the ways hospitals tap into EHR information varies from vendor to vendor.

Doctors of Linxi Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in East China's Shandong province give medical consultations to rural residents. Credit: en.nhc.gov.cn

By Dean Koh 03:00 am April 16, 2019
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) officially launched a capacity building platform designed for community-level healthcare services, according to a report by Xinhua News on April 15.&nbs

Health minister Jens Spahn speaking at the opening of the Health Innovation Hub in Berlin

By Armin Scheuer 05:07 am April 12, 2019
The Health Innovation Hub will be the Ministry's bridge to the "digital scene," said health minister Jens Spahn.
security pro
By Tom Sullivan 11:22 am April 11, 2019
Infosec is a patient safety issue and it’s critical that customers trust you. But many health systems have been investing too little for years. It’s time for that to change.
By Mike Miliard 03:05 pm April 10, 2019
AMIA CEO Doug Fridsma says healthcare should simplify its approach to data exchange: keeping a laser focus on worthwhile use cases, sharing first and standardizing later, while also taking some cues from the basic APIs that power the World Wide Web.

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