Government & Policy

By Kat Jercich 09:44 am June 22, 2020
The Veterans Health Administration invites participants to use synthetic veteran health data to predict COVID-19 status, length of hospitalization and mortality.
By Dean Koh 02:59 am June 22, 2020
“We need the integration of traditional healthcare and digital healthcare … integrate public and private sectors together, so we can solve problems more effectively,” said Dr Surangkana Techapaitoon, deputy CEO of Samitivej and BNH Group of Hospitals.

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By Kat Jercich 12:36 pm June 19, 2020
The senator told Healthcare IT News in an interview that any work to expand telehealth access must include the needs of underserved populations.

Credit: UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP)

By Rachel McArthur 09:58 am June 19, 2020
Available in five languages, the website aims to serve as a national awareness platform, and comes in response to government directives to use “smart solutions in MoHAP’s curative and preventive services” to contain the spread of COVID-19.

(Top row: left to right) Paolo Locatelli, Politecnico in Milan, Diego Conforti, Trento Province Health Department, Davide Brunelli, Fondazione Poliambulanza Istituo Ospedaliero, (2nd row: left to right) Nevio Bescariol, Trento Province health department, Roberto Poeta, GVM Care & Research, Valter Gomarasca, Fondazione Poliambulanza Istituo Ospedaliero, (3rd row: left to right: Sergio Pillon, CIRM, Saverio Iacopino, GVM Care & Research,  Angelo Meloni, Fondazione Poliambulanza Istituo Ospedaliero, and Giuseppe Vetrugno, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore (no photo)

By Ruggiero Corcella 09:19 am June 19, 2020
The coronavirus emergency has improved digital health in the Italian healthcare system, but many fear a rude awakening unless major strides are made to advance digitisation, as discussed in a recent HIMSS Italian Community webinar.

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By Kat Jercich 02:08 pm June 17, 2020
Of the 31 changes federal policymakers have enacted so far to ease access to virtual care, senators wondered: How many should be made permanent?

(The Gender Spectrum Collection)

By Kat Jercich 09:32 am June 16, 2020
Providers say patient reluctance to disclose their identities could present problems on both an individual and population-wide level.
By Kat Jercich 10:48 am June 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has acted as an "unexpected experiment" for telehealth, but despite its huge promise and the hopes of many that it will become the new normal, experts say it's difficult to predict what's next.

(Keith Kissel, Flickr)

By Kat Jercich 01:54 pm June 12, 2020
The bipartisan HEALTH Act would make permanent Medicare payments for telehealth services at federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
By Dean Koh 10:25 pm June 11, 2020
“Everyone is working towards the same target, even though no one talked about it,” said Professor Tomohiro Kuroda, CIO, Kyoto University Hospital (KUHP), Japan.