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Providence St. Joseph
By Laura Lovett 01:44 pm March 12, 2020
Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, chief clinical officer for Providence St. Joseph Health, talks the use of chatbots, telemedicine and drive-thru clinics in treating the virus.
By Mike Miliard 11:18 am March 12, 2020
As COVID-19 spreads, putting nursing home residents at risk, the RUSH Act of 2020 would remove Medicare barriers hindering expansion of remote care technology in skilled nursing facilities.
By Mike Miliard 04:12 pm March 11, 2020
With a six-month reprieve before enforcement begins, healthcare organizations will soon have to "change their operating procedures to be in compliance," says ONC.
By Healthcare IT News 01:52 pm March 11, 2020
Healthcare IT News is maintaining a list of trusted information sources with key details to help stem the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
By Fred Bazzoli 01:32 pm March 11, 2020
While Epic says it is reviewing the info-blocking and patient-access rules to see how they impact four specific areas, Cerner has voiced its "ardent support" to HHS.
By Sophie Porter 06:26 am March 11, 2020
The changes are expected to be significant. At the moment, although 80% of adults support donation, only 38% have opted in to it.

Illustration by CDC via Unsplash revealing ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses

By Taleen Davies 06:07 am March 11, 2020
As the Kingdom suspends travel to nine more countries, it is hoped that its donation – as well as others from around the world – will fast track the development of a drug for novel coronavirus.
By Tammy Lovell 05:15 am March 11, 2020
Europe’s GDPR has been considered a trailblazer. But it turns out that interpreting it is difficult, and digital healthcare is where these difficulties manifest most.
By Dean Koh 03:37 am March 11, 2020
A new update implemented by the Australian federal government will allow doctors, nurses and mental health practitioners to provide telehealth services, such as video conferencing, to people isolated at home due to the coronavirus. 
By Fred Bazzoli 12:29 pm March 10, 2020
Industry groups including AHIP, MGMA and the AMA support the patient access aims of the final regs, but have qualms about third-party developers and the compliance burden for providers.

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