Government & Policy

Credit: Markus Spiske on Unsplash

By Sophie Porter 03:58 am March 31, 2020
The scheme aims to improve access to health data for research and planning.
By Mike Miliard 12:34 pm March 30, 2020
In what it's calling an "unprecedented" exercise in information sharing, the administration is calling on health systems to share daily updates from their in-house labs with federal agencies.
By Nathan Eddy 11:42 am March 30, 2020
Telehealth was singled out as a way to reduce the number of cases entering medical facilities, and to provide a mechanism to monitor and track patients under care in home quarantine.
By Mike Miliard 03:18 pm March 27, 2020
The state hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis is assembling new squads of technology companies and skilled IT professionals to "accelerate and amplify" its response to the coronavirus outbreak, and is looking for new recruits.

Above image: A screengrab of Mediplat's first call remote health consult service. Credit: MedPeer

By Dean Koh 02:00 am March 24, 2020
The service provided is a remote health consultation service, which means that doctors should advise patients according to their conditions and symptoms, not diagnosing or prescribing medicines.
By Mike Miliard 12:57 pm March 23, 2020
It's granting exceptions and extensions from reporting requirements for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare programs such as MIPS and Shared Savings Program ACOs.

Credit: Chokniti Khongchum

By Ahmed El Sherif 10:37 am March 20, 2020
Lebanon’s Berytech Fab Lab is offering up to a $10,000 grant to five heathtech startups working on a solution that can help combat the current coronavirus pandemic.
By Leontina Postelnicu 11:33 am March 18, 2020
The news comes as the number of confirmed cases in the UK jumped to over 2,600 as of the morning of 18 March.
By Mike Miliard 10:18 am March 18, 2020
The privacy watchdog won't impose penalties on providers who use non-HIPAA-compliant remote communications technology during the public health emergency. 

The health ministers of each country held an online meeting earlier this month; Credit: Gulf Cooperation Council

By Ahmed El Sherif 07:01 am March 18, 2020
The Gulf Health Council, in coordination with the region’s Ministries of Health, will issue a daily report on confirmed cases, their source, and exchange information on precautionary measures.