Government & Policy

By Kat Jercich 05:37 pm August 12, 2020
The project, launched by Avia and former CMS chief Andy Slavitt, is focused first on examining where evidence-based care models can intersect with digital solutions.
By Mike Miliard 03:11 pm August 12, 2020
Using $2.5 million from the CARES Act, the agency will give money to as many as five new projects that boost health information exchanges through its new Star HIE program.
By Kat Jercich 02:00 pm August 12, 2020
In an open letter to the Urban Institute, the organizations stressed the importance of asking end users about high-risk functionalities.
By Kat Jercich 03:56 pm August 11, 2020
Expert panelists from the federal government, the American Telemedicine Association and other stakeholder groups weighed in at the ONC Tech Forum on Tuesday about what's around the corner for virtual care.
By Mike Miliard 02:29 pm August 11, 2020
A nonexistent "Secretary of Compliance, HIPAA Compliance Division" is mailing postcards that ask privacy and security leaders to visit a fraudulent URL for the purpose of setting up a risk assessment.
By Mike Miliard 10:14 am August 11, 2020
While the APIs mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act will eventually enable a more "seamless experience" across the care continuum, he said, state health information exchanges have a crucial role to play in coordinating pandemic response right now.
By Sara Mageit 02:25 am August 10, 2020
It’s clear that empty platitudes and slogans won’t do anymore to combat inequality in the industry. Now the most important question is, how can we take action in the UK towards improving inclusion and diversity both professionally and personally? 

Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Dr. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana

By Mike Miliard 04:37 pm August 07, 2020
The bi-partisan Patient Matching Improvement Act, introduced by Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, would make the U.S. Postal Service's address-formatting tool available to hospitals and COVID-19 testing labs.
By Mike Miliard 03:59 pm August 07, 2020
Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado will share best practices for telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and follow their own state policies while also adhering to seven key principles, their governors say.
By Kat Jercich 09:39 am August 05, 2020
Providers say there are a number of logistical, regulatory and educational hurdles that must be overcome for telehealth to reach its potential.