Government & Policy

Credit: Ping An Good Doctor

By Dean Koh 01:42 am July 19, 2019
Chinese healthcare ecosystem platform Ping An Good Doctor has reached strategic cooperation with nearly 50 hospitals across China, including the Aviation General Hospital of China Medical University, Sichuan Second Traditional Chinese

Continuing use of technology susceptible to cyber-attack in NHS, says Labour MP

By Cara Dartnell-Steinberg 11:06 am July 17, 2019
Responding to an answer in parliament by a junior health minister, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Jo Platt warned the government of the dangers of the 2,300 NHS computers thatstill run on Windows XP.

The UK’s first new-build "paperless" hospital Chase Farm Hospital says it has improved clinical safety and dramatically reduced admin, releasing more time for patient care. 

By Tammy Lovell 05:27 am July 17, 2019
Also: French academic hospital CHRU de Nancy announces 10-year enterprise informatics agreement with Royal Philips, former NHS England director Sir Bruce Keogh joins messaging app firm and others. 
By Mike Miliard 11:42 am July 16, 2019
Commonwealth Corporation, a workforce development agency that works to boost the skills of Massachusetts young adults with investments and partnerships, has released new funding to create new pilots to expand training for entry-level healthcare workers.
Surescripts files motion to dismiss FTC antitrust charge
By Mike Miliard 12:56 pm July 15, 2019
The e-prescribing giant says the Federal Trade Commission's complaint shouldn't be reviewed in federal court because it relies on several factual errors.
By Dean Koh 01:51 am July 12, 2019
Thailand’s population is ageing rapidly with almost half of its electorate above 50 years old by 2025. Healthcare costs are rising and it is not tenable in the long-run to keep building hospitals.
HHS summit to tackle quality improvement across programs
By Mike Miliard 01:52 pm July 10, 2019
The Quality Summit will convene healthcare stakeholders to explore ways the department's many quality programs can be assessed and adapted to better advance value-based care models.
By Tammy Lovell 06:52 am July 10, 2019
The Patient Safety Strategy says new system will use AI to improve learning from care incidents.

ONC's Jon White (left) and Steve Posnack

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm July 08, 2019
White's areas of focus at the agency included the Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, the recently proposed information blocking rules.
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:32 am July 05, 2019
A new survey of over 2,220 people in England found support for collaborations resulting in access to the discoveries generated at less cost and improvements in the care provided.

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