Government & Policy

Donald Trump (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
By Susan Morse 11:02 am October 02, 2020
The news could affect the economy, health system's financial wellbeing and throw upcoming presidential debates into question.
Healthcare worker in a mask at a screen
By Kat Jercich 02:23 pm October 01, 2020
Dueling letters published this week in JAMIA take issue with the degree to which public health agencies are able to receive information electronically.
United States HIE data exchange, connected dots of light on map of North America
By Mike Miliard 08:51 am October 01, 2020
The innovation grants for state and regional health information exchanges will help them innovate their data sharing capabilities during public health emergencies – from pandemics to wildfires.
EMRAM, Digital maturity, analytics

Credit: Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital - Al Khobar

By Tammy Lovell 08:37 am October 01, 2020
The HIMSS validation measures adoption and maturity of inpatient EMR capabilities - more can be learned at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Health Conference and Exhibition taking place 29 Nov-2 Dec 2020.
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.
Sen. Ron Wyden speaking on Capitol Hill

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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.
Kuwait, digital health, analytics, clinical workflow, Sapphire
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. 
Hands on a keyboard with data on a screen
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.
Seema Verma
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.