Government & Policy

Credit: Amgen China

By Dean Koh 02:00 am November 26, 2019
The program aims to develop a high-quality and efficient health service system through the study of the key topics of China's health service system in the context of the country's aging population.
VA sees a surge in veterans' use of telehealth services
By Nathan Eddy 12:53 pm November 25, 2019
More than 900,000 veterans used the agency's virtual care in 2019, with their use of the VA's Video Connect app up 235% in the same period.
By Mike Miliard 04:10 pm November 19, 2019
With federal help, ASN seeks to find new technology-enabled innovations for dialysis redesign, through the $1.5 million competition.
By Mike Miliard 09:41 am November 14, 2019
Despite HIPAA's right of access rule, and CMS and ONC prioritizing consumer access in their forthcoming 21st Century Cures regs, a new scorecard shows that providers have some work to do.
By Max Sullivan 03:06 pm November 13, 2019
Indiana Health Information Exchange and Michiana Health Information Network will merge in 2020, at which point all MHIN employees will become IHIE employees, with offices in Indianapolis and South Bend.  
By Nathan Eddy 02:24 pm November 13, 2019
While Google apparently signed a business associate agreement with Ascension, and the scope of the data sharing appears to be in line with HIPAA allowances, there are still many questions about how the patient information is being put to use.

German federal parliament, the Bundestag has passed legislation to digitalise the country’s healthcare.

By Tammy Lovell 07:21 am November 13, 2019
German federal parliament, the Bundestag has passed legislation to digitalise the country’s healthcare.

Outgoing NHSX director of digital development Dr Sam Shah has been ranked fourth in the #IB100, a list of the top 100 most influential BAME leaders in the tech sector. 

By Piers Ford 06:38 am November 13, 2019
Outgoing NHSX director of digital development Dr Sam Shah has been ranked fourth in the #IB100, a list of the top 100 most influential black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders in the tech sector produced by executive search agency Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial Times.

Above: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat announcing the National AI Strategy at the the SFF X SWITCH (SingaporeFinTech Festival and Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) Conference. Credit: SFF

By Dean Koh 01:51 am November 13, 2019
In the next three years, Selena+, a system which analyzes retinal photographs across the nation for diabetes screening will be deployed.
By Mike Miliard 11:06 am November 07, 2019
The health system will pay $3 million to settle with OCR and take corrective action after protected health information was left unencrypted on lost and stolen mobile devices.

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