Government & Policy

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the ceremonial signing of the Revised Corporation Code and the Universal Health Care Act at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2019. Credit: RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

By Dean Koh 01:23 am February 26, 2019
Last Wednesday (February 20), President Rodrigo R. Duterte of the Philippines officially signed the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act into law, which guarantees equitable access to quality and affordable healthcare services for all Filipinos.
By Mike Miliard 12:14 pm February 25, 2019
The online resource from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services gives healthcare providers and communities better visibility into controlled substance prescribing patterns.

Photo: US FDA

By Nathan Eddy 09:51 am February 25, 2019
The organizations will work together to evaluate real-world evidence from patient datasets to help regulatory decision making.
By Leontina Postelnicu 07:08 am February 25, 2019
According to the Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS is using around 130,000 pagers at an annual cost of £6.6m.
By Hafizah Osman 01:44 am February 22, 2019
New figures show that one in 10 Australians have opted out of the My Health Record (MHR) system, leaving participation rates at 90.1 per cent. 
By Diana Manos 02:11 pm February 21, 2019
The report from the agency's Health Information Technology Advisory Committee shows that patient engagement and cybersecurity will also be big parts of its agenda going forward.

Elise Sweeney Anthony, director of the ONC Office of Policy (seen, center, at HIMSS19) said ONC will not be extend the comment period on the proposed rule, because it's important to move as quickly as possible toward a final rule.

By Diana Manos 12:11 pm February 21, 2019
They'll focus on info blocking, certification requirements, standards for voluntary pediatric health IT certification and the new U.S. Core Data for Interoperability proposal.
HIMSS19 show floor
By Tom Sullivan 09:37 am February 20, 2019
Info-blocking ruled the day, while APIs, FHIR, artificial intelligence and virtual reality were also prominent themes at this year’s Global Conference.
Matt Hancock, NHSX

Credit: Graeme Robertson/ Getty Images

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:47 am February 20, 2019
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed that a new joint unit bringing together leaders of the digital agenda across the health service is to be created.

Former Sen. Tom Daschle, National Coordinator Don Rucker, Cerner's Kashif Rathore, Sean Martin of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Jeff Rose of Hearst Health speak during a panel discussion Thursday at HIMSS19.

By Mike Miliard 12:10 pm February 14, 2019
At HIMSS19, ONC Chief Don Rucker joined panel discussions on information sharing led by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.

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