policy

Seema Verma CMS
By Bernie Monegain July 10, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely. Remote monitoring enables the collection of patients’ health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and electrocardiogram readings. In a statement Monday, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said more use of remote...
Doctor looking at mobile device
By Leontina Postelnicu June 19, 2018
Politicians and policymakers should draft a ‘comprehensive strategy’ to ensure the NHS and social care system harnesses technology and innovation at pace, a final report from the Lord Darzi Review of Health and Care warns. It calls for a 'digital first' approach and asks the system to leverage the use of innovative apps and devices, with an increased focus on prevention and promoting healthy...
scotland
By Leontina Postelnicu April 26, 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland] A new national decision-making board will be in charge of driving the implementation of Scotland’s digital health and care strategy starting from July.  Setting out the requirements necessary to fully harness the power of information and technology, the strategy, published yesterday (25 April), was developed by the Scottish government in collaboration with the Convention of...
Whitehall exterior of building
By Leontina Postelnicu November 22, 2017
The UK government will open a Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to ensure ethical standards are at the forefront of AI and data-driven technology development. The new advisory body will work with regulators, the industry and the government to pave the way for sensible AI adoption. In addition, more than £75m will be invested to deliver recommendations from Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme...
Harry Evans.
By Harry Evans November 21, 2017
Despite this, we may soon start to see things moving forward. The recent government reviewof AI and machine learning technologies in the UK was rightly upbeat about the potential of this technology in areas like health care. But even if AI were advanced enough to be a routine part of a pathway (it’s not), we are even further away from machines being able to operate independently of clinicians....
By Jonah Comstock March 27, 2014
Left to Right: Halamka, Dreyer, Landman, Stack, and Weygandt. As regulatory efforts like ICD-10 and Meaningful Use continue to march on, the vision of policy and the reality of physician experience don't always line up. That was the key take away from The Art of Medicine, a panel discussion hosted by Nuance in Boston, Massachusetts this week. "We had a Big Bang moment, we had a horrible...