Government & Policy

Top row: left to right - Bernardo Mariano Jr, WHO, Pravene Nath, Roche, Benedict Tan, Singapore Health Services. Bottom row: left to right - Päivi Sillanaukee, Finnish ministry of social affairs and health, Hal Wolf, HIMSS.

By Piers Ford 10:11 am May 22, 2020
Learning from the pandemic quickly, in order to take the digital health standard forward globally, was the sentiment voiced by leading stakeholders in a recent World Health Assembly virtual panel hosted by HIMSS.
By Kat Jercich 02:44 pm May 21, 2020
Despite budgetary strains from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report predicts regulatory requirements and medical-service spending growth will benefit electronic health record vendors in the years to come.
By Kat Jercich 10:27 am May 21, 2020
By using real-world patient information, the agency hopes to research population health trends and medication efficacy.

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By Ahmed El Sherif 01:21 am May 20, 2020
Known as the GCC’s largest laboratory operator, its fully functional field lab at Sharjah Expo Center is run by a team of ten, and is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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By Kat Jercich 10:02 am May 19, 2020
The VA St. Louis Healthcare System is partnering with telecom vendor Uniper Care in a pilot program to give veterans access to social support to address loneliness and depression.
By Mike Miliard 05:17 pm May 15, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic having already set the stage for a massive increase in telehealth consults, the research firm sees an even bigger future – as demand for one-stop virtual visits and remote patient monitoring grows as much as seven-fold.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

By Kat Jercich 03:25 pm May 15, 2020
The legislation would forbid companies from using health information for "discriminatory, unrelated or intrusive purposes."

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By Ahmed El Sherif 10:44 am May 15, 2020
It follows studies confirming that the test is widely inaccurate, giving false negative and positive results, offering an accuracy rate of just 30%.
By Kat Jercich 03:25 pm May 14, 2020
Leaders from Geisinger, Dartmouth-Hitchcock and other health systems say "transformation" is needed to help providers and their patients weather this storm.
By Dean Koh 05:28 am May 13, 2020
Case studies from countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand show different hospitals' initial responses, successes and best practices in the thick of handling the pandemic.

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