Government & Policy

By Roy Chiang 06:38 am May 08, 2020
In a recent HIMSS webinar, Dr Chun-Wen Chang (Infectious Disease Specialist, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Taiwan) reveals the steps the country has taken that has allowed it to successfully mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
By Mike Miliard 05:06 pm May 06, 2020
Persistent flaws in the ability to accurately ID and match patient records are hindering two must-haves on the road to reopening: contact tracing and, eventually, vaccine administration.

NYU Langone Health employs an onsite technology team that provides 24/7 remote support for patients engaging digitally.  

By Kat Jercich 03:46 pm May 06, 2020
The pandemic has proven the "generalizability of telehealth" says the CMIO of NYU Langone Health, where virtual visits have skyrocketed. ATA, meanwhile, is asking Congress for more funding and flexibility to help build on its promise.
By Kat Jercich 12:35 pm May 06, 2020
The CMS final rules require Medicare and Medicaid participating hospitals to send electronic notifications when patients are admitted, discharged or transferred.
By Tammy Lovell 02:08 pm May 04, 2020
Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) denies claims that the app has failed NHS clinical safety and security test.
Telehealth appointment
By Susan Morse 05:58 pm May 01, 2020
HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded $5 million to help develop cross-state licensure for clinicians.
Surgeons putting on gloves
By Susan Morse 05:54 pm May 01, 2020
The interim rule is extending the mitigation of shared losses back to January 2020.
By Fred Bazzoli 11:56 am May 01, 2020
As the clock begins ticking on deadlines to meet federal rules implementing the 21st Century Cures Act, healthcare organizations must start the push toward compliance now. If done well, the effort should be worth it.
Doctor looking at a world map
By Laura Lovett 05:48 pm April 30, 2020
Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, discusses his work with the Global Digital Health Partnership initative.