Government & Policy

Joe Biden at a lectern

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By Kat Jercich 03:33 pm January 12, 2021
There's lots of work to do expanding access for underserved patients, said experts at the American Telemedicine Association's EDGE policy conference.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a press briefing

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 10:59 am January 12, 2021
The governor announced legislation this week that would safeguard access to virtual care after the COVID-19 pandemic.
HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Robert Kadlec at a Senate committee hearing

HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Robert Kadlec (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 10:12 am January 12, 2021
The tool, which is based on shipments reported by the distributor, currently only displays information from 22 states.
Israel, vaccine
By Tammy Lovell 12:54 pm January 11, 2021
The country will act as ‘global model state’ for rapid vaccination programme.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar

HHS Secretary Alex Azar (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 12:04 pm January 08, 2021
The American Hospital Association had raised concerns about the proposed rule this past December, saying it could lead to confusion and program failures.
Doctor giving a vaccine
By Susan Morse 10:41 am January 08, 2021
To get shots in arms faster, HHS has begun its partnership with 19 pharmacy chains.
Kidneys showing up as red on an otherwise black-and-white X-ray
By Kat Jercich 09:10 am January 08, 2021
"If you look at what patients want, more than anything they'd like to have an implantable kidney. But innovation has not been forthcoming."
Interoperability, SNOMED
By Sophie Porter 02:13 am January 08, 2021
According the the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, the move is “a building block for establishing semantic interoperability in the electronic exchange of health data”.
By Mike Miliard 10:05 am January 07, 2021
An API Resource Guide, specifics on new 2015 Edition Certification Criteria requirements and reminders about key compliance dates are among the resources for software developers to help ensure 21st Century Cures compliance.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a suit

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 03:46 pm January 05, 2021
Some experts warn the platform, which is typically used for events such as concerts, could present security and equity issues.