Government & Policy

Illustration by CDC via Unsplash revealing ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses

By Taleen Davies 06:07 am March 11, 2020
As the Kingdom suspends travel to nine more countries, it is hoped that its donation – as well as others from around the world – will fast track the development of a drug for novel coronavirus.
By Tammy Lovell 05:15 am March 11, 2020
Europe’s GDPR has been considered a trailblazer. But it turns out that interpreting it is difficult, and digital healthcare is where these difficulties manifest most.
By Dean Koh 03:37 am March 11, 2020
A new update implemented by the Australian federal government will allow doctors, nurses and mental health practitioners to provide telehealth services, such as video conferencing, to people isolated at home due to the coronavirus. 
By Fred Bazzoli 12:29 pm March 10, 2020
Industry groups including AHIP, MGMA and the AMA support the patient access aims of the final regs, but have qualms about third-party developers and the compliance burden for providers.
By Tammy Lovell 09:09 am March 10, 2020
Facebook, Google and Twitter take action to ensure accurate health advice on their platforms.
By Dean Koh 11:38 pm March 09, 2020
On March 9, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) in Hong Kong launched a special call under the Public Sector Trial Scheme for projects to support product development and application of technologies for the prevention and control of COVID-19. 

ONC's Dr. Donald Rucker and Steve Posnack.

By Mike Miliard 03:16 pm March 09, 2020
National Coordinator Don Rucker and Deputy National Coordinator Steve Posnack talk enforcement timelines, "content and manner," FHIR 4, gag clause provisions, patient privacy and more.
By Mike Miliard 09:36 am March 09, 2020
Both CMS and ONC have issued what they call "transformative" rules addressing 21st Century Cures data access requirements; they'll impact providers, payers, vendors and patients.
By Ahmed El Sherif 09:29 am March 06, 2020
The UAE’s ministry of health is working with one of the country’s top telecom operators to set up the region’s first virtual hospital, it has emerged.
By Leontina Postelnicu 06:07 am March 06, 2020
An interview with Dr Jens Baas, CEO of one of the largest statutory health insurers in Germany, Techniker Krankenkasse.

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