Government & Policy

Surgeons putting on gloves
By Susan Morse 05:54 pm May 01, 2020
The interim rule is extending the mitigation of shared losses back to January 2020.
By Fred Bazzoli 11:56 am May 01, 2020
As the clock begins ticking on deadlines to meet federal rules implementing the 21st Century Cures Act, healthcare organizations must start the push toward compliance now. If done well, the effort should be worth it.
Doctor looking at a world map
By Laura Lovett 05:48 pm April 30, 2020
Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, discusses his work with the Global Digital Health Partnership initative.
Hal Wolf and Don Rucker
By Susan Morse 05:44 pm April 30, 2020
The rules move the healthcare system from an environment built by providers and payers to one in which patients are in control, Rucker says.

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf and National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. Donald Rucker

By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm April 30, 2020
"This pandemic really points out the need to have interoperability," said the National Coordinator for Health IT in a HIMSS20 Digital session on Thursday. "If we'd had this rule a few years ago, we'd be in a far better spot."
By Mike Miliard 12:31 pm April 29, 2020
The National Coordinator for Health IT will offer details about the interoperability and information blocking final rules, and highlight how the current pandemic is an example of why they matter.

Credit: Irvan Smith via Unsplash

By Rachel McArthur 03:07 am April 29, 2020
Acronis believes it is likely cybercriminals will target government agencies, healthcare facilities and medical professionals treating patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

The webinar convened key KSA health leaders Dr Ahmed Balkhair (bottom right) and Dr Mona Almehaid (top left) from the Ministry of Health, Dr Amr Jamal from Saudi Commission for Health Specialities (top right) and Dr Osama Alswailem from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (bottom left).

By Sophie Porter 12:10 pm April 28, 2020
Preparedness, communication and a willingness to innovate are some ways in which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have adapted their healthcare systems in response to COVID-19. 
By Fred Bazzoli 12:06 pm April 28, 2020
The interoperability final rules that will be added to the Federal Register this week mention two implementation guides from the Da Vinci Project to help payers exchange data.

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