Government & Policy

man putting thumb on biometric reader
By Tom Sullivan 12:48 pm October 03, 2018
More than 70 percent of respondents ranked biometrics, such as fingerprinting and facial recognition, as the top choice for a unique identifier while hospital executives raised some questions.
Steve Posnack speaks at the HL7 Roundtable.

Steve Posnack from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT speaking at the HL7 Roundtable on Sept. 28. Credit: Twitter

By Mike Miliard 03:24 pm October 01, 2018
A confluence of efforts from policymakers and tech companies – EHR vendors and consumer giants alike – have set the stage for HL7's interoperability standard to have a breakout year.
VA sign
By Jessica Davis 12:46 pm September 27, 2018
Veterans Affairs selected the Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 in the Pacific Northwest for the initial pilot site, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at the “State of the VA” hearing.
HIMSS sign outside
By Susan Morse 03:41 pm September 21, 2018
HIMSS on Friday issued a call to the healthcare industry to take action in battling the ongoing opioid crisis in America by using health information and technology.
Robert Coles and NHS sign
By Leontina Postelnicu 01:05 pm September 21, 2018
The National Health Service announced that Robert Coles will serve in the newly created chief information security officer role.
HIPAA compliance audit paper.
By Jessica Davis 11:36 am September 21, 2018
Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital let ABC film a documentary on site without obtaining patient authorization.
Dave Chase headshot
By Tom Sullivan 09:00 am September 20, 2018
Dave Chase puts forth contrarian viewpoints in his new book, and predicts that millennials will redirect the future of healthcare – which is a good thing.
Donald Trump
By Susan Morse 05:23 pm September 19, 2018
President Trump on Wednesday threatened to add new import taxes on an additional $257 billion of Chinese goods to the $200 billion established on Monday. This was in response to China on Tuesday announcing plans to impose new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. exports.
NHS hospital sign in UK
By Leontina Postelnicu 12:02 pm September 19, 2018
The National Health Service in England has announced two new innovator programs to accelerate the use of digital health tools that benefit patients and remove barriers slowing adoption of innovation. 
Steve Wretling speaking at a HIMSS event
By Tom Sullivan 08:00 am September 19, 2018
And there’s already one in the JASON Report from 2014 that was eclipsed by the industry’s excitement about open APIs.

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