Government & Policy

athenahealth building
By Kat Jercich 11:55 am January 29, 2021
"If the benefits of electronic health records are to be fully realized, patients must be confident providers have selected the most effective system – not the one paying the largest kickbacks," said one federal agent.
Lebanon, covid-19, vaccine
By Rachel McArthur 10:57 am January 29, 2021
While Lebanon’s portal is already live and reportedly already receiving registrations, Egypt’s website is live but has not yet welcomed sign-ups.
Person wearing stethoscope at a computer
By Kat Jercich 02:36 pm January 28, 2021
The United States needs a unified and timely quality measurement and reporting system, said the organization – noting that the current model is both inconsistent and largely retrospective.
BAME, covid-19, vaccine, nhs

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By Sophie Porter 02:43 am January 28, 2021
The move comes after the NHS came under fire for its lack of comprehensive data on the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine among different ethnic groups.
President Joe Biden

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By Kat Jercich 03:17 pm January 27, 2021
The nurse practitioner will serve as "the Nation's Doctor" pending the Senate confirmation of Dr. Vivek H. Murthy.
A person in a hooded sweatshirt on a computer
By Kat Jercich 10:55 am January 27, 2021
Larry Everett Smith is among five defendants who have recently pleaded guilty for their role in a healthcare fraud conspiracy that allegedly lasted for years.
digital health passports, COVID-19, coronavirus
By Sara Mageit 04:21 am January 27, 2021
V-Health Passport will shortly start its roll-out programme of health passport across a number of airlines and airports globally.
covid-19, genomics
By Sophie Porter 02:05 am January 27, 2021
A New Variant Assessment Platform will open up Britain’s genomics laboratories and offer advice and resources to other countries in need.
A physician visible on a tablet screen
By Kat Jercich 05:04 pm January 26, 2021
Lawmakers in legislatures nationwide have introduced about 300 bills aimed at expanding access to telemedicine – but not every bill is equally helpful. 
As health systems prepare for new interoperability and price transparency regs, Deloitte describes steps they can take to make that work a cornerstone of a broader competitive strategy around consumer experience and cost.
By Mike Miliard 11:00 am January 26, 2021
As health systems prepare for new interoperability and price transparency regs, Deloitte describes steps they can take to make that work a cornerstone of a broader competitive strategy around consumer experience and cost.