Government & Policy

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By Kat Jercich 05:28 pm June 05, 2020
Senators introduced a bipartisan bill this week aimed at protecting the health information of people who opt in to COVID exposure notification apps.
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By Mike Miliard 11:14 am June 05, 2020
The group tells CMS and Congress that two-dozen "cumbersome" regulations, many related to telehealth, that were waived or relaxed in response to COVID-19 should stay that way.
By Jeff Lagasse 10:57 am June 05, 2020
The guidance standardizes reporting with the intent of providing public health officials access to real-time data as they coordinate their response.
By Jeff Lagasse 11:58 am June 03, 2020
HHS is providing an additional $250 million, while giving hospitals until the end of the day to submit their revenue information.
By Kat Jercich 11:27 am June 02, 2020
Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Illinois, said she introduced the legislation in hopes of gathering data to support post-pandemic continuation of relaxed CMS rules around telemedicine.
By Kat Jercich 03:25 pm June 01, 2020
  Although telemedicine can be a way to fill gaps in access to healthcare providers, policymakers should ensure vulnerable people aren't left behind, says a new UCLA report.  
By Kat Jercich 10:15 am May 29, 2020
The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, designed to ensure an individual's electronic health information is available when they need it, depends on participation from stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem.

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By Sophie Porter 01:35 am May 29, 2020
Also, an update on testing in the UAE in this week's Healthcare IT News roundup.
Three ways providers get the HIPAA right to access wrong
By Bill Siwicki 12:36 pm May 28, 2020
In their HIMSS20 Digital session, privacy policy experts Deven McGraw and Jodi Daniel offer a deeper look at digital patient access, the APIs that enable it – and the mistakes healthcare organizations make when providing medical records.
By Piers Ford 02:32 am May 28, 2020
The round-the-clock response of the NHS’s internal and external digital health community to COVID-19 has been more than impressive. But the ad hoc and rapid arrival of so many new applications also raises concerns about compliance and standardisation – and the role of the very unit that is supposed to be directing the operation.

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