Government & Policy

Donald Trump in a mask

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By Kat Jercich 11:05 am October 08, 2020
The medical journal, which has never before weighed in on a presidential race, called for current political leaders to be voted out of office.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma

CMS Administrator Seema Verma (photo: Drew Angerer, Getty)

By Kat Jercich 09:36 am October 07, 2020
Noncompliance with the new reporting rules "could result in termination for both Medicare and Medicaid," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
Rep. Robin Kelly

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By Kat Jercich 11:22 am October 06, 2020
Reps. Robin Kelly and Anna Eshoo said that while telemedicine has the potential to expand access to care, it has also highlighted disparities in the U.S. healthcare system.
contact tracing, NHS, Public Health England, COVID-19
By Sara Mageit 04:59 am October 06, 2020
UK health secretary, Matt Hancock says test error “should never have happened.”
Secretary Alex Azar in a mask

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By Kat Jercich 04:24 pm October 05, 2020
"We have proven we can systematically improve compliance and enable hospitals around the country to report on their COVID-19 data," said TeleTracking President Christopher Johnson.
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester

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By Kat Jercich 02:41 pm October 02, 2020
The legislation would require the HHS Secretary to issue guidance to states on virtual care strategies and mandate studies on the impact of telemedicine on healthcare access.  
Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
By Susan Morse 11:02 am October 02, 2020
The news could affect the economy, health system's financial wellbeing and throw upcoming presidential debates into question.
Healthcare worker in a mask at a screen
By Kat Jercich 02:23 pm October 01, 2020
Dueling letters published this week in JAMIA take issue with the degree to which public health agencies are able to receive information electronically.
United States HIE data exchange, connected dots of light on map of North America
By Mike Miliard 08:51 am October 01, 2020
The innovation grants for state and regional health information exchanges will help them innovate their data sharing capabilities during public health emergencies – from pandemics to wildfires.
EMRAM, Digital maturity, analytics

Credit: Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital - Al Khobar

By Tammy Lovell 08:37 am October 01, 2020
The HIMSS validation measures adoption and maturity of inpatient EMR capabilities - more can be learned at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Health Conference and Exhibition taking place 29 Nov-2 Dec 2020.