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Brian Dixon Regenstrief
By Tom Sullivan 09:42 am January 21, 2019
Health information exchanges can help providers and public health departments overcome common obstacles. 
By Diana Manos 03:16 pm January 18, 2019
The whole point of electronic health records is to facilitate the sharing of patient data, but that is still difficult, not just because interoperability hasn't been fully achieved, but also because matching patient records is still not easy to achieve – putting patients at risk
HHS Secretary Alex Azar is a keynote speaker at HIMSS19

HHS Secretary Alex Azar is a keynote speaker at HIMSS19.

By Susan Morse 09:55 am January 18, 2019
HHS Secretary Alex Azar joins the roster, which also features Aneesh Chopra, Karen DeSalvo, Michael Levitt, Mick Ebeling, Seema Verma and Susan DeVore.
By Diana Manos 12:32 pm January 17, 2019
The association called on government agencies to takes steps toward making data-driven healthcare more commonplace.
Pew APIs

Pew's Ben Moscovitch said APIs hold the potential for a dramatic shift in how health data is accessed and used for patient care.

By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am January 17, 2019
The private sector and government have accomplished a lot and the next phase is critical to the best use of APIs.

Credit: Screengrab from gov.sg

By Dean Koh 09:23 pm January 16, 2019
Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong delivered a ministerial statement on the Committee of Inquiry (COI) report on the SingHealth cyberattack in the Singapore Parliament on January 15 2019.
By Diana Manos 10:24 am January 15, 2019
The document includes changes made due to comments from stakeholders and it contains new standards and updated characteristics.
Adam Greene

Adam Greene, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, says even mature programs can lack documentation regulators seek. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:06 am January 15, 2019
Without proper documentation for government regulators, infosec protocols might safeguard data without meeting federal criteria.
Lord Prior of Brampton

Dan Kendall interviews Lord Prior of Brampton on stage at the Startup Health Festival last week in San Francisco. Photo by Jonah Comstock.

By Jonah Comstock 10:10 am January 14, 2019
Part of the NHS's new 10-year plan is to make the organisation a testbed for new health tech, such as the portal-like HealthTechConnect.
By Hafizah Osman 02:11 am January 14, 2019
The agency’s Annual Report 2017–18 identified that “42 data breaches (in 28 notification

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