Government & Policy

robotic surgery

Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas, Getty Images

By Lynne Minion 09:39 am August 22, 2018
Australian Medical Robotics Academy will train surgeons to conduct certain cancer procedures Victorian Government says.
Babylon GP at Hand smartphone app screen snaps

Babylon’s GP at Hand smartphone app.

By Tonya Stewart 04:22 pm August 21, 2018
While a recent review showed Babylon’s GP at Hand smartphone app improved care access, the plans to expand its roll-out were prohibited by officials.
Beth Killoran headshot from HHS
By Jessica Davis 01:49 pm August 21, 2018
Just two months after House and Senate committees criticized the department for its instability, HHS moves Beth Killoran to the Office of the Surgeon General.
NHS hospital sign in UK
By Jessica Davis 12:59 pm August 21, 2018
Months after all NHS trusts failed security assessments, a new assessment from a think tank found the majority of hospitals still are leaning on handwritten documentation, and often misplace patient records.
President Donald Trump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

President Donald Trump's beach front Mar-a-Lago resort. Photo by Joe Raedle, Getty Images

By Jessica Davis 02:17 pm August 20, 2018
Following the launch of an investigation by Congressional Democrats into cronyism at the agency, the lawsuit asks the court to block the trio who reportedly influenced the agency’s Cerner EHR contract and other policies.
US military troops walking across airfield

Photo by Luke Sharrett, Getty Images

By Lynne Minion 03:42 pm August 17, 2018
ResApp will partner with Lockheed Martin to join the US government’s "Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health" effort to develop audio-based machine learning algorithms using smartphone microphones.
Optum booth at HIMSS17.
By Susan Morse 02:42 pm August 16, 2018
OptumRx is changing its medication containers for temperature-sensitive prescriptions for home delivery to renewable cotton that is biodegradable, compostable, reusable and recyclable.
doctor with patient in a community health center
By Mike Miliard 02:09 pm August 16, 2018
The grants from the HHS agency aim to boost use of health information technology for cost-efficiencies and outcomes improvement at small hospitals.
Maryland State House in Annapolis

Maryland's state house and capital in Annapolis.

By Jessica Davis 12:48 pm August 16, 2018
While the state program had a security program in place, it lacked sufficient controls over the data and its operation.
FDA building

Credit: FDA.gov

By Jessica Davis 09:53 am August 15, 2018
McAfee researchers show just how easy it is to hack into devices -- but new MedCrypt data shows government guidance may be putting device manufacturers on the right trajectory to shore up this real threat.

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