Government & Policy

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.
Hal Wolf and Don Rucker
By Susan Morse 05:44 pm April 30, 2020
The rules move the healthcare system from an environment built by providers and payers to one in which patients are in control, Rucker says.

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf and National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Donald Rucker

By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm April 30, 2020
"This pandemic really points out the need to have interoperability," said the National Coordinator for Health IT in a HIMSS20 Digital session on Thursday. "If we'd had this rule a few years ago, we'd be in a far better spot."
By Mike Miliard 12:31 pm April 29, 2020
The National Coordinator for Health IT will offer details about the interoperability and information blocking final rules, and highlight how the current pandemic is an example of why they matter.

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By Rachel McArthur 03:07 am April 29, 2020
Acronis believes it is likely cybercriminals will target government agencies, healthcare facilities and medical professionals treating patients during the COVID-19 crisis.