Government & Policy
The proposed rule aims to enhance patient access and smooth API-enabled data exchange by requiring the use of specific HL7 FHIR implementation guides by payers.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requested that states share information about individuals who receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The new proposed rule would "break down barriers that have stood in the way of commonsense care coordination and value-based arrangements for far too long," says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
The country’s Ministry of Health and Prevention introduced the new system on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2020 in Dubai.
The senator touts "judicious use of the cloud," wider information sharing and "good ol' cyber hygiene" as private-sector best practices – but also says lack of a real deterrent for nation state bad actors has been a federal policy failure.
Solutions include its medical supplies management system, training platforms, and new additions and updates to its mobile app.
The pandemic’s impact will be shown on a per-hospital basis, enabling researchers, policymakers and others to have greater insights into local healthcare response efforts.
The representatives said they're optimistic about the legislation's forward movement, given President-Elect Joe Biden's support for the 21st Century Cures Act when he was last in the White House.
A new study examined past vaccine uptake rates for flu and H1N1, and found that inoculation efforts fell short. The feds must help bridge that gap, "particularly for high-risk populations and communities of color," said former ONC chief David Blumenthal.
Although the American Telemedicine Association commended the agency's moves to expand some services, it urged CMS to reconsider its approach to remote patient monitoring.