Government & Policy

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:08 am February 25, 2019
According to the Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS is using around 130,000 pagers at an annual cost of £6.6m.
By Hafizah Osman 01:44 am February 22, 2019
New figures show that one in 10 Australians have opted out of the My Health Record (MHR) system, leaving participation rates at 90.1 per cent. 
By Diana Manos 02:11 pm February 21, 2019
The report from the agency's Health Information Technology Advisory Committee shows that patient engagement and cybersecurity will also be big parts of its agenda going forward.

Elise Sweeney Anthony, director of the ONC Office of Policy (seen, center, at HIMSS19) said ONC will not be extend the comment period on the proposed rule, because it's important to move as quickly as possible toward a final rule.

By Diana Manos 12:11 pm February 21, 2019
They'll focus on info blocking, certification requirements, standards for voluntary pediatric health IT certification and the new U.S. Core Data for Interoperability proposal.
HIMSS19 show floor
By Tom Sullivan 09:37 am February 20, 2019
Info-blocking ruled the day, while APIs, FHIR, artificial intelligence and virtual reality were also prominent themes at this year’s Global Conference.
Matt Hancock, NHSX
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:47 am February 20, 2019
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed that a new joint unit bringing together leaders of the digital agenda across the health service is to be created.

Former Sen. Tom Daschle, National Coordinator Don Rucker, Cerner's Kashif Rathore, Sean Martin of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Jeff Rose of Hearst Health speak during a panel discussion Thursday at HIMSS19.

By Mike Miliard 12:10 pm February 14, 2019
At HIMSS19, ONC Chief Don Rucker joined panel discussions on information sharing led by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
HIMSS19 Keynote speakers.
By Tom Sullivan 04:13 pm February 12, 2019
Former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra said that CMS embracing FHIR means an end to any fight over data standards.
By Mike Miliard 01:00 pm February 12, 2019
The agency is dealing with interoperability and cybersecurity, just like everyone – but add to those hurdles a vast and work-intensive EHR overhaul, stringent budgetary requirements and challenges with workforce visibility, and the DHA has a tall order.

(Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool, Getty Images)

By Mike Miliard 06:25 pm February 11, 2019
With worries that China and other countries are outpacing the U.S. in artificial intelligence maturity, the initiative seeks to boost R&D and education. But it's spare on specifics and has no new funding attached.

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