Government & Policy | Healthcare IT News

Government & Policy | Healthcare IT News

While work at Mann-Grandstaff is 99% complete, right now the department’s priority is the “care of veterans and providing surge capabilities for civilian health care systems.”

This ONC map shows the locations of ongoing Interoperability Proving Ground projects focused on COVID-19 response.

The agency’s Interoperability Proving Ground is becoming a hotbed of coronavirus projects. Meanwhile, HIMSS Healthbox has launched a digital think tank to cross-pollinate ideas that work.

An interview with Professor John Beard of the ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Aging Research, University of New South Wales, Australia.

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HHS and CMS should immediately distribute funds to every hospital at the rate of $25,000 per bed, or $30,000 in hot spots, AHA says.

The scheme aims to improve access to health data for research and planning.

In what it’s calling an “unprecedented” exercise in information sharing, the administration is calling on health systems to share daily updates from their in-house labs with federal agencies.

Telehealth was singled out as a way to reduce the number of cases entering medical facilities, and to provide a mechanism to monitor and track patients under care in home quarantine.

The state hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis is assembling new squads of technology companies and skilled IT professionals to “accelerate and amplify” its response to the coronavirus outbreak, and is looking for new recruits.

Above image: A screengrab of Mediplat’s first call remote health consult service. Credit: MedPeer

The service provided is a remote health consultation service, which means that doctors should advise patients according to their conditions and symptoms, not diagnosing or prescribing medicines.

It’s granting exceptions and extensions from reporting requirements for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare programs such as MIPS and Shared Savings Program ACOs.

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