Government & Policy

teledermatology, NHS

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By Tammy Lovell 08:09 am March 22, 2021
The investment is intended to ease backlog of patients seeking outpatient appointments.
(L to R) Guests David Gray, Jeff Coughlin and Tom Leary

HIMSS Government Relations team members (L to R) David Gray, Jeff Coughlin and Tom Leary.
Photo illustration by Jonah Comstock.

By Healthcare IT News 12:30 pm March 19, 2021
We're getting on toward the end of the quarter, so we've welcomed back the HIMSS Government Relations team – SVP of Government Relations Tom Leary, Senior Director Jeff Coughlin and Director for Government Relations and Health Policy David Gray – to share imp
Xavier Becerra

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By Kat Jercich 03:19 pm March 18, 2021
Minutes after the full Senate confirmed Xavier Becerra's cabinet nomination, advocacy groups were reminding him of the need to bring the American healthcare system "into the 21st century."
President Biden, Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

By Mallory Hackett 12:12 pm March 18, 2021
States will get $12 billion to increase testing, and vulnerable populations will get $150 million for monoclonal antibody treatments.
Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Rachel Levine and Sen. Richard Burr

(L-R) Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. Rachel Levine and Sen. Richard Burr
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By Kat Jercich 02:40 pm March 17, 2021
Both nominees enjoyed bipartisan support from members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
A telehealth consultation

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By Mike Miliard 03:44 pm March 16, 2021
In another reminder of the ongoing digital divide, the report shows that providers and policymakers need to think about health equity and help make sure virtual care works for everyone.
A telehealth consultation
By Kat Jercich 09:35 am March 15, 2021
The waivers on some virtual care restrictions are likely to be lifted in the near future – but providers have some options. 
vaccine passport, covid
By Tammy Lovell 04:19 am March 13, 2021
Passengers travelling to Martinique and Guadeloupe will use smartphone app to prove COVID-safe status.
National Coordinator for Health IT Micky Tripathi

National Coordinator for Health IT Micky Tripathi spoke Thursday at Sirona Strategies' Health IT Leadership Roundtable

By Mike Miliard 10:30 am March 12, 2021
As he focuses on shoring up data-sharing resiliency and ensuring that new IT initiatives bake in SDOH as a "fundamental design criterion," the new national coordinator also reminded people about an important April 5 start date.
By Tammy Lovell 09:17 am March 12, 2021
The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating claims that staff used personal email addresses to send health data.