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By Nathan Eddy 09:36 am April 10, 2019
The scheme preyed upon hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled patients, DOJ says. 

Cerner CEO Brent Shafer said the EHR vendor is focused on refining its operating model to become more efficient. 

By Tom Sullivan 03:02 pm April 09, 2019
The EHR vendor is also undergoing operational improvement initiatives, officials say.
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By Tom Sullivan 10:21 am April 09, 2019
Participants in the program will be guaranteed a two-year position at a federal agency.

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By Mélisande Rouger 02:31 am April 08, 2019
The collaboration between Estonia and Finland was showcased in the newest issue of the HIMSS Insights eBook.
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:37 am April 04, 2019
Gould, currently the director general for digital and media policy at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, will join the unit this summer.
By Mike Miliard 09:15 am April 03, 2019
The National Coordinator talks 21st Century Cures, information blocking, Apple, consumerism, FHIR, open APIs and new business models he sees emerging amid the "overarching theme of human choice and freedom and dignity."
By Tom Sullivan 09:03 am April 01, 2019
New HIMSS Media research finds that nearly 75 percent of hospitals are beyond the basic level of interoperability, that best practices for information sharing are emerging and half are gearing up for APIs and FHIR.

The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, speaks at the Kick-off Ceremony of the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme on March 29, 2019. Credit: VHIS

By Dean Koh 04:38 am April 01, 2019
The Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) officially launched on April 1, 2019, in Hong Kong. Consumers may now choose to purchase Certified Plans as offered by the participating insurance companies. 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivering his opening address at the official opening of the Sengkang Health Campus on March 23, 2019. Credit: Ministry of Health Singapore.

By Dean Koh 10:37 pm March 31, 2019
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced the appointment of a Public Sector Data Security Review Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of data security practices across the entire public service.
By Nathan Eddy 11:15 am March 29, 2019
The “Bringing Predictive Analytics to Healthcare Challenge” is the third in a series designed to encourage innovators to focus on healthcare. 

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