Government & Policy

Medical groups want changes to CMS' Patients Over Paperwork program
By Mike Miliard 04:40 pm August 13, 2019
AMGA and MGMA still see too many rules for providers participating in value-based care, and say the program hasn't delivered the relief from administrative burden that was promised.

Above photo: John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics. 

By Rebecca McBeth 05:16 am August 13, 2019
Eight more district health boards (DHBs) in New Zealand will be assessed on their digital maturity using HIMSS Analytics maturity assessments over the next 12 months.
By Mike Miliard 03:41 pm August 12, 2019
The money from HHS will help community health centers, rural organizations and others to expand access to coordinated substance abuse and mental health treatments.
Field hospital of the future is self-powered, deployable by C-130 aircraft

(Photo: World Housing Solution demo video)

By Nathan Eddy 11:31 am August 12, 2019
Developed to be of use to troops at forward operating bases and other remote areas across the globe, the portable hospital can be run off solar panels and provides a sterile environment for treating the wounded.

Hospital trusts will use part of the funding towards tech projects such as developing integrated digital health services.

By Tammy Lovell 03:51 am August 07, 2019
A £1.8 billion (€2 billion) cash boost to upgrade outdated NHS facilities and equipment has been pledged by new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
EHNAC launches new advisory business for privacy & security compliance
By Mike Miliard 12:17 pm August 06, 2019
The new service from the standards development group will help healthcare clients optimize risk assessments, spot and fix compliance gaps, and manage third-party assurance needs, the standards group says.

Above photo: Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III of the Philippines (left) and Malaysian Health Minister YB Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly bin Ahmad (right) during the MoU signing in Malaysia. Credit: YB Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly bin Ahmad's Facebook page.

By Dean Koh 07:16 pm August 03, 2019
Representatives from the health departments of Malaysia and the Philippines recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate further on the advancement of the health sector in the two countries.
By Nathan Eddy 02:32 pm July 31, 2019
The results of a new J.D. Power survey suggest that, for the patients standing to gain the most from telehealth, services need to be positioned and explained as a way to reduce costs while maintaining a high level of care.
Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce reup on interoperability promise
By Mike Miliard 02:08 pm July 31, 2019
The tech giants have made progress on the pledge they made one year ago, and plan to do more, they said at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference.
Seema Verma, Jared Kushner tout new physician-focused MyHealthEData project
By Mike Miliard 12:00 pm July 30, 2019
The Blue Button API pilot, Data at the Point of Care, aims to connect clinicians with claims data, giving them deeper insights into their patients' care history.

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