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ONC announces winners of $2.5M in Star HIE funding

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Wednesday announced today five new cooperative agreements to health information exchange organizations under its Strengthening the Technical Advancement and Readiness of Public Health Agencies via Health Information Exchange, or STAR HIE program. WHY IT MATTERS The funding, totalling $2.5 million, is meant to help HIEs […]

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Taskforce on Telehealth Policy releases final report on safeguarding virtual care

The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy released a final report on Tuesday outlining its findings and recommendations around safeguarding the future of telehealth after the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force, which was convened by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Alliance for Connected Care and the American Telemedicine Association, represented a broad spectrum of stakeholders […]

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Experts predict support for some, but not all, telehealth expansion measures

An expert panel convened at Tuesday’s Teladoc-sponsored Telehealth Innovation Forum predicted changes to the originating and geographic site requirements for telehealth – but not to state licensure waivers allowing physicians from one state to practice in another. Although licensure waivers have been of particular importance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Claudia Duck Tucker, vice president of […]

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Accelerating the digital transformation of healthcare

The COVID-19 global crisis has undoubtedly brought about huge changes in healthcare systems all over the world. One of the major impacts which it had would be its role in serving as an impetus to accelerate the digital transformation of healthcare globally. At the HIMSS APAC Malaysia Digital Health Summit session titled “Accelerating the Digital […]

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New Zealand’s MidCentral DHB publishes digital health strategy

MidCentral District Health Board (DHB) has published one of New Zealand’s first district-wide digital health strategies. Called Te Awa, the five-year strategy is collectively endorsed by the DHB, Central PHO, Manawhenua Hauora, the Clinical Council and the Consumer Council in the region and was developed after extensive district engagement and consultation. An introductory message says […]