Government & Policy

By Mike Miliard 04:24 pm July 22, 2020
Defense Health Agency will use its tools to help with the delivery of tele-critical care and remote patient monitoring for service members deployed worldwide.
By Kat Jercich 01:31 pm July 22, 2020
Many health systems had just two days to expand or overhaul their COVID-19 patient-data-reporting practices, according to leaders from more than 10 state hospital associations.
By Kat Jercich 10:21 am July 22, 2020
Among the takeaways at this week's Telehealth Innovation Forum: Those hoping for long-term state licensure waivers across the board may be in for disappointment.
By Kat Jercich 02:46 pm July 21, 2020
A Missouri Hospital Association representative says that closed hospitals are listed as not reporting COVID-19 patient data for that state, potentially skewing totals.
By Roy Chiang 10:32 pm July 20, 2020
The COVID-19 global crisis has undoubtedly brought about huge changes in healthcare systems all over the world. One of the major impacts which it had would be its role in serving as an impetus to accelerate the digital transformation of healthcare globally.

The letter was addressed to Vice President Mike Pence, Dr. Deborah Birx and HHS Secretary Alex Azar. (Alex Wong, Getty)

By Kat Jercich 04:31 pm July 20, 2020
The public health, research, medical, science and legal organizations all voiced concerns about data availability and transparency under the new process, which instructs hospitals to bypass the CDC and report directly to HHS.
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By Mallory Hackett 02:36 pm July 20, 2020
These funds are from the $175 billion relief package from Congress.
By Susan Morse 09:59 am July 17, 2020
Halvorson envisions an integrated system which unites healthcare payment, improvement and racial and economic equity. 
By Dean Koh 02:44 am July 17, 2020
“Countries that had the most comprehensive responses to the pandemic seem to be those that had a recent memory of an adverse event,” said Dr Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS.
By Mike Miliard 05:03 pm July 16, 2020
The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act seeks to expand the promise of virtual care, even once the pandemic has subsided, by eliminating restrictions, ensuring access and studying its ability to address disparities and improve outcomes.