Government & Policy

road block on highway

Researchers found roadblocks with information given to patients during the medical release processes despite HIPAA.

By Jessica Davis 04:36 pm October 08, 2018
What if the challenge to overcome with data sharing was the policies common among hospitals?
US Senate capital building exterior view of dome
By Tom Sullivan 07:30 am October 08, 2018
NHITWeek 2018 moves beyond proving the value of HIT to focus on showing successes of using information and technology.
Lucia Savage
By Jessica Davis 12:04 pm October 05, 2018
Former ONC Privacy Chief and Omada Health Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer Lucia Savage shares both her concerns and her hope for the industry when it comes to the dreaded data sharing.
CHIME booth at HIMSS18
By Mike Miliard 10:24 am October 05, 2018
A new CHIME-KLAS survey of CIOs, CISOs and other security leaders finds that few are confident in their ability to protect patient safety and prevent disruptions from cybercriminals.
veterans affairs building sign
By Jessica Davis 04:44 pm October 04, 2018
The EHR giant released the team of health IT vendors in addition to Accenture and Leidos that will help support Veterans Affairs’ transition from its legacy VistA EHR to the $16 billion Cerner platform.
man putting thumb on biometric reader
By Tom Sullivan 12:48 pm October 03, 2018
More than 70 percent of respondents ranked biometrics, such as fingerprinting and facial recognition, as the top choice for a unique identifier while hospital executives raised some questions.
Steve Posnack speaks at the HL7 Roundtable.

Steve Posnack from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT speaking at the HL7 Roundtable on Sept. 28. Credit: Twitter

By Mike Miliard 03:24 pm October 01, 2018
A confluence of efforts from policymakers and tech companies – EHR vendors and consumer giants alike – have set the stage for HL7's interoperability standard to have a breakout year.
VA sign
By Jessica Davis 12:46 pm September 27, 2018
Veterans Affairs selected the Veterans Integrated Service Network 20 in the Pacific Northwest for the initial pilot site, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at the “State of the VA” hearing.
HIMSS sign outside
By Susan Morse 03:41 pm September 21, 2018
HIMSS on Friday issued a call to the healthcare industry to take action in battling the ongoing opioid crisis in America by using health information and technology.
Robert Coles and NHS sign
By Leontina Postelnicu 01:05 pm September 21, 2018
The National Health Service announced that Robert Coles will serve in the newly created chief information security officer role.

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