HHS announces interoperability innovation awardees for FHIR scalability, patient engagement

Two interoperability projects will get a funding boost from the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology, or LEAP in Health IT program, launched by the The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information IT. WHY IT MATTERS The LEAP in Health IT awardees will get address fast emerging and future challenges to advance the development and use […]

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HHS funding new rural workforce programs to the tune of $20M

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $20 million in grants to help healthcare organizations in 21 states create new rural residency programs. WHY IT MATTERS The funding, disbursed through the Health Resources and Services Administration via its Rural Residency Planning and Development Program grants, will help these states launch new residency programs over the next three […]

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Matthew Gould to lead NHSX

Matthew Gould has been confirmed as CEO of the new tech body NHSX, nearly two months after the unit was officially announced. Gould, who will be joining NHSX this summer, previously set up the UK Israel tech hub in his role as British ambassador to Israel and led the Cabinet Office’s cybersecurity unit.  He is currently the director general for digital and media policy […]

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Here's a grassroots way to rethink security when working with cloud vendors

Many hospital security and legal teams embark on a painful process every time they evaluate a cloud vendor. Think gnarly spreadsheets or lengthy questionnaires that the vendors struggle to complete and, even when they do, the results don’t necessarily deliver what the customer actually needs to know about protecting sensitive data in that particular cloud. Wouldn’t it be simpler for […]

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HIMSS19 keynoters challenge private sector to keep pace with FHIR, open APIs

ORLANDO – HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf of Tuesday outlined the most pressing challenges healthcare in America and other countries face today. Those are an aging population, the chronic disease burden, geographic displacement, a lack of actionable information, challenged funding systems, increasingly demanding consumers and growing staff shortages. “That demands we use digital health as a great equalizer that allows each […]

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FDA upgrades approach to certifying new AI products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its first ever guidance on how it plans to work toward a more streamlined and timely approval of artificial intelligence and other digital health products. The Digital Health Innovation Action Plan, released Jan. 7, is part of FDA’s Pre-Cert Pilot Program to review products, including AI, and is another step in a […]

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