Government & Policy

Dr. Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies (Photo: FTC)

By Mike Miliard 12:08 pm November 14, 2018
At a two-day event to learn about the ethics and consumer implications of artificial intelligence, an ONC official and tech developer offered the healthcare perspective.
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:01 am November 08, 2018
The Welsh Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has questioned the “competence, capability and capacity" across the system to digitise healthcare services in Wales after an inquiry uncovered a “raft of problems”, from delays in the delivery of digital projects to “unclear” lines of accountability.
midterm elections
By Tom Sullivan 01:23 pm November 07, 2018
What the 116th Congress might mean for the fate of the ACA and healthcare technology.

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By Leontina Postelnicu 01:00 pm November 01, 2018
NHS Scotland has signed a new agreement with Microsoft to deploy Office 365 and migrate all systems to Windows 10 E5 during the next three years in an effort to boost cyber resilience and mitigate any potential threats.
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:55 am November 01, 2018
NHS Digital will cut around 500 jobs in a major restructure expected to "change the skills and capability of its workforce", Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said.
CMS booth at HIMSS17
By Susan Morse 12:29 pm October 22, 2018
Open enrollment, which begins November 1, will not be negatively impacted, CMS says.
FDA and Homeland Security signs.
By Jessica Davis 06:16 pm October 17, 2018
While the two federal agencies have worked together on vulnerability disclosures in the past, a new memorandum of agreement will improve coordination.
By Mike Miliard 11:34 am October 17, 2018
The cooperative aims to bring stakeholders together to find new and pragmatic approaches to data sharing, and come up with ways to combat information blocking.
cardiac implant xray
By Jessica Davis 04:56 pm October 12, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration issued a cybersecurity alert on two Medtronic devices that could allow a hacker to hijack the software update process to change the device’s function. Medtronic disabled the online software update to eliminate the flaw. IMPACT
HIMSS Chapter leaders on NHIT Week.
By Tom Sullivan 10:49 am October 12, 2018
Technology was critical but so, too, were the personal and patient-centric stories shared on Twitter this week.

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