Government & Policy

By HIMSS TV 09:54 am September 04, 2020
This week's top stories include California passing the nation's first law mandating a 45-day supply of PPE, GoodRX filing to go public, and healthcare execs naming telehealth as their top COVID-19 tech problem.
By HIMSS TV 07:05 am August 28, 2020
This week's top stories include the VA giving Cerner scheduling technology a test run, fines for nursing homes that don't comply with testing regulations and Google Cloud pouring $100 million into telehealth giant Amwell.
By HIMSS TV 06:00 am August 10, 2020
Disinformation and diverging containment strategies have contributed to the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., says Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.
By HIMSS TV 09:48 am August 07, 2020
This week's top stories include two telehealth companies merging, CMS proposing telehealth changes under Trump's executive order, and dispatches from the Taskforce of Telehealth Policy's virtual town hall.
By HIMSS TV 06:00 am August 05, 2020
Digital tools offer huge opportunities for helping to contain the coronavirus, and IT solutions that make the management of infected people and contacts more efficient should be prioritized before the next wave.
By HIMSS TV 07:50 am July 31, 2020
This week's top stories include Ro and Hims looking to score significant funding; doctors, nurses and hospitals asking Congress for $100B to fight COVID-19; and med groups expressing "dismay" at the prospect of waivers being made permanent.
By HIMSS TV 10:11 am July 24, 2020
This week's top stories include hospitals scrambling to comply with the requirement to submit data to HHS, privacy issues with Google and Apple's contact tracing app, and the feds partnering with Pfizer on a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
By HIMSS TV 02:29 pm July 17, 2020
This week's top stories include the Trump administration telling hospitals to bypass the CDC and submit COVID-19 data directly to HHS, and telehealth helping patients navigate complex systems.
By HIMSS TV 05:41 am July 10, 2020
This week's top stories include primary care doctors saying they're not ready for the next COVID-19 surge and the VA and Philips building what they're calling the world's largest remote intensive care system.
By HIMSS TV 01:20 am July 02, 2020
This week's top stories include the Trump administration asking the Supreme Court to end the Affordable Care Act and hundreds of industry groups calling on Congress to advance permanent telehealth reform.