Government & Policy

By Rosy Matheson 02:31 am September 12, 2020
Global health leaders are calling for urgent action to help combat climate change and reduce inequality to improve health around the world during the closing keynote of the HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital event.

(Top row: left to right) Dr Charles Alessi, HIMSS, Jeroen Tas, Philips

(Bottom row: left-right) Henning Schneider, Asklepios Kliniken Gmbh & Co and Rachel Binks, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

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By 01:32 am September 11, 2020
Technology’s being harnessed to help patients with chronic conditions get back on track with treatment during the pandemic. The HIMSS Digital Dialogue webinar, in collaboration with Philips, explored how digital solutions offered new routes to treatment.
By Jonah Comstock 02:47 pm September 10, 2020
Provider buy-in is more important than ever, digital therapeutics stakeholders say.  

Left to right: Catherine Chronaki, General Secretary, HL7 Europe, Dr Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS Office of the Secretary, US and Dr Erik Gerritsen, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, The Netherlands.

By Rosy Matheson 11:47 am September 10, 2020
Global health leaders are optimistic their new consortium can crack interoperability as the pandemic has highlighted the need to work together. This positive outlook was expressed by two influential healthcare leaders during a closing keynote at the HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital Event.
By Rosy Matheson 01:55 am September 10, 2020
Leading stakeholders have called for a strategic re-orientation towards value-based care to improve clinical outcomes. This paradigm shift would entail moving from volume to value-based payments.
By Kat Jercich 04:56 pm September 09, 2020
The commission, which advises Congress on issues affecting Medicare, put forth a number of options aimed at maximizing care access while minimizing risk.
By Kat Jercich 01:27 pm September 09, 2020
Julian Flannery leads Summus, which offers remote second-opinion services for patients and employers. He says the pandemic has led to a "real acceleration of adoption" for virtual care.
By Mike Miliard 01:14 pm September 09, 2020
The lawsuit had alleged that de-identified data from University of Chicago Medical Center patients, used for machine learning projects, was still identifiable given Google's data mining and AI capabilities.

Left to right: Claudia Pagliari (director of Global eHealth Programme, University of Edinburgh, UK), Dr Mark Davies (chief medical officer EMEA, IBM and IBM Watson Health, UK), Jyrki Katainen (Former European Commission vice president for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, president of Sitra, Finland).

By Rosy Matheson 04:00 pm September 08, 2020
The law may have to change to enable a healthy flow of European data according to a former European Commission Vice President. Jyrki Katainen was speaking at the HIMSS & Heath 2.0 European Digital conference today.

(Top row-left-right:) Prof Dr Erwin Boettinger, Professor and Chair, Digital Health Center, Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany, Prof Ran Balicer, Founding Director, Clalit Research Institute, Israel, Mary Harney, Former Minister for Health and Children, Independent Company Director, Ireland.

(Bottom row:) Dr Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS, UK

By Rosy Matheson 11:52 am September 08, 2020
Shifting the focus from acute to preventative health and care is the ultimate aim for the digital transformation of health systems globally. Precision health integrates health insights and social determinants to improve clinical and financial outcomes.