Government & Policy

Digital Health, Middle East, COVID-19
By Dillan Yogendra 01:50 am September 30, 2020
HIMSS Media are expanding their Europe/UK editions to encompass MEA, with Healthcare IT News and MobiHealthNews now including a more comprehensive and inclusive Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) edition.
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By Kat Jercich 02:30 pm September 29, 2020
In a new HIMSS TV series, the Oregon senator highlighted the importance of safeguarding access to telemedicine for mental health services.
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By 01:19 pm September 29, 2020
Kuwait’s 2035 vision aims to strengthen investment in high quality healthcare which has already led to increased efficiency, use of innovative technology and a changing culture. 
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By Mike Miliard 10:45 am September 29, 2020
The breach at the health plan, which affected 10.4 million people, was the second largest to hit healthcare at the time. Five years later, Premera is making the second-biggest payment ever to settle a HIPAA case.
Provider wearing PPE and running COVID-19 test
By Kat Jercich 05:02 pm September 25, 2020
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may follow through on threats to revoke federal Medicare funding for hospitals that don't meet COVID-19 patient data requirements, reported NPR this week.
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By Kat Jercich 02:02 pm September 25, 2020
The American Telemedicine Association's comments focused on expanding telehealth access, changes to remote monitoring services, and the provision of telehealth in federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
Interoperability API FHIR data exchange (abstract image of light pinpoints with line connections)
By Mike Miliard 10:22 am September 25, 2020
Chesapeake Regional Information System, MedStar Health Research Institute and other LEAP in Health IT awardees will launch new projects focused on use of FHIR and other exchange specs across a variety of use cases.
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By Kat Jercich 04:26 pm September 24, 2020
CHSPSC, a Tennessee-based management company that provides IT and services to providers indirectly owned by Community Health Systems, agreed this week to settle for potential HIPAA violations.
By Dave Muoio 09:39 am September 23, 2020
Although still a work in progress, the new center will reportedly help coordinate digital health projects within the agency while providing expertise to external stakeholders.  
By Tammy Lovell 08:59 am September 23, 2020
UK charity, the Health Foundation has called for greater transparency around the COVID-19 contact tracing app, which is set to be launched across England and Wales tomorrow.