Government & Policy

A screengrab of the COVID-19 tracker.

By Dean Koh 01:28 am April 17, 2020
Earlier this week, the Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines launched its new COVID-19 Tracker.
By Mike Miliard 05:01 pm April 16, 2020
Just days after the application period opened, some $3.23 million has already been approved to help hard-hit health systems deploy telemedicine technology, connected devices and remote patient-monitoring tools.
By Sophie Porter 12:25 pm April 16, 2020
The CEO of NHSX sent an email to staff highlighting that all potential conflicts of interest must be declared.
Doctors meeting
By Susan Morse 09:55 am April 14, 2020
NAACOS and others want CMS to hold harmless providers participating in alternative payment models from performance-related penalties for 2020.
By Sophie Porter 08:56 am April 11, 2020
The UK government has released a statement in conjunction with many key players in the telecoms industry to announce their elevated support during the COVID-19 crisis. 
By Mike Miliard 11:26 am April 10, 2020
Physicians are now allowed to care for patients at rural hospitals "via phone, radio or online communication, without having to be physically present."
Homeless people.
By Susan Morse 01:13 pm April 09, 2020
In HIMSS20 Digital, health informatics expert Brian Dixon links the power of health information exchange networks to actionable data for hospitals.
By Mike Miliard 12:28 pm April 09, 2020
Eligible organizations would get full funding for approved services and devices "necessary to provide critical connected care" until funds are exhausted or until the pandemic has subsided.
By Mike Miliard 01:43 pm April 06, 2020
While work at Mann-Grandstaff is 99% complete, right now the department's priority is the "care of veterans and providing surge capabilities for civilian health care systems."

This ONC map shows the locations of ongoing Interoperability Proving Ground projects focused on COVID-19 response.

By Mike Miliard 02:38 pm April 01, 2020
The agency's Interoperability Proving Ground is becoming a hotbed of coronavirus projects. Meanwhile, HIMSS Healthbox has launched a digital think tank to cross-pollinate ideas that work.

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