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By Tammy Lovell 12:03 pm March 28, 2019
Health Secretary Matt Hancock unveiled plans for the creation of a new unit called NHSX earlier this year.
By Mike Miliard 04:00 pm March 27, 2019
The CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge stems from the Trump administration's recent call to boost AI innovation in the U.S.

"For the first time, we are proposing that all health plans doing business in Medicare, Medicaid, and through the federal exchanges share health claims data and other important information electronically with their patients," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma at HIMSS19.

By Mike Miliard 12:59 pm March 27, 2019
The insurance group says it's supportive of more data sharing, but says CMS' timeline for API-enabled access is too aggressive.
John Halamka HIMSS19

John Halamka

By John Halamka, MD 09:01 am March 27, 2019
As the world deals with aging populations, the Harvard professor and veteran CIO looks at how Japan has the urgency, vision and support to change care delivery models in ways that other countries would be smart to emulate.
By Mike Miliard 04:45 pm March 26, 2019
The HELP Committee on Tuesday heard feedback from stakeholders about how the proposed rules from CMS and ONC should be fine-tuned for optimal effect.
Senior citizens.
By Susan Morse 10:43 am March 26, 2019
CMS and other health insurers are using the program to deliver innovative and unique value to customers, both in terms of cost and quality.
By Tom Sullivan 10:23 am March 22, 2019
Association says the update is more global in scope and fit specifically for the healthcare ecosystem. 
By Nathan Eddy 09:01 am March 22, 2019
Invistics says its platform deploys machine learning algorithms to detect drug diversion that would otherwise go unnoticed or unreported.

UPMC VP John Houston said council members have agreed to accept HITRUST certification to simplify the process of evaluating, contracting and working with cloud vendors. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:38 am March 21, 2019
The ultimate goal is patient safety and freeing up money to invest in care.
By Mike Miliard 02:05 pm March 20, 2019
The CEO of the Alliance for Better Health and former deputy national coordinator talks EHR and interoperability challenges, the need for ROI, physicians' changing roles and why "social determinants" might not be the right term.

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