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UAE’s health ministry, smart patient platform

Credit: UAE health ministry

By Taleen Davies 01:37 am November 19, 2020
The updated version of SHEFAA will serve as a digital communication hub between service providers and patients across the country.
By Jeff Lagasse 05:13 pm November 18, 2020
The system's digital transformation achieved Stage 7 designation from the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity.
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04:37 pm November 18, 2020
S4S pilot project participants noted that research requirements can affect the ability to adopt third-party apps, among other barriers to broader adoption of patient-directed data sharing.  
Cybersecurity breach
By Mike Miliard 02:03 pm November 18, 2020
The 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey finds very tight security budgets, vast landscapes of legacy systems and only modest improvements in risk assessments and proactive measures.
Christopher Krebs testifying
By Kat Jercich 11:38 am November 18, 2020
 The ousting comes on the heels of a joint warning from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, HHS and the FBI about "increased and imminent" cyber threats to hospitals.
Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania

Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania

By Bill Siwicki 10:55 am November 18, 2020
Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania health system implemented eICU support for more than 60 rooms within a week.
Good Things Foundation, NHS, SDOH

Credit: Good Things Foundation

By Tammy Lovell 08:03 am November 18, 2020
The NHS-commissioned review identified digital access as a social determinant of health.
By Mallory Hackett 05:00 pm November 17, 2020
Contactless payment is now being used by nearly 80% of consumers worldwide for health and safety reasons.
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By Kat Jercich 02:42 pm November 17, 2020
Although most providers say telehealth is positively influencing clinical outcomes, many say challenges remain – from workflow to reimbursement rates.
Dr. Anthony Fauci

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By Kat Jercich 11:34 am November 17, 2020
At the American Medical Informatics Association virtual annual symposium this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci raised the possibility of registries to track which patients had received which vaccine doses.