Government & Policy

By Leontina Postelnicu 08:37 am April 04, 2019
Gould, currently the director general for digital and media policy at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, will join the unit this summer.
By Mike Miliard 09:15 am April 03, 2019
The National Coordinator talks 21st Century Cures, information blocking, Apple, consumerism, FHIR, open APIs and new business models he sees emerging amid the "overarching theme of human choice and freedom and dignity."
By Tom Sullivan 09:03 am April 01, 2019
New HIMSS Media research finds that nearly 75 percent of hospitals are beyond the basic level of interoperability, that best practices for information sharing are emerging and half are gearing up for APIs and FHIR.

The Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, speaks at the Kick-off Ceremony of the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme on March 29, 2019. Credit: VHIS

By Dean Koh 04:38 am April 01, 2019
The Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) officially launched on April 1, 2019, in Hong Kong. Consumers may now choose to purchase Certified Plans as offered by the participating insurance companies. 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivering his opening address at the official opening of the Sengkang Health Campus on March 23, 2019. Credit: Ministry of Health Singapore.

By Dean Koh 10:37 pm March 31, 2019
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced the appointment of a Public Sector Data Security Review Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of data security practices across the entire public service.
By Nathan Eddy 11:15 am March 29, 2019
The “Bringing Predictive Analytics to Healthcare Challenge” is the third in a series designed to encourage innovators to focus on healthcare. 

Credit: Graeme Robertson/ Getty Images

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.

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