German hospitals to get €3 billion funding boost for digitalisation

German health minister Jens Spahn has announced €3 billion for hospitals to invest in modern emergency capacities, digitisation and IT security. The funding for projects to modernise the hospital system will be provided under the hospital future fund (KHZF), from the health fund’s liquidity reserve. This will cover 70% of […]

FEHRM connects with CommonWell, boosting data exchange for DOD, VA, USCG

The Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization program office announced this week that the joint health information exchange recently formed by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Coast Guard has broadened its scope by signing on with the CommonWell Health Alliance. WHY IT MATTERS The joint HIE […]

Frost & Sullivan predicts nearly 2x growth in interoperability market by 2024

A recent report from Frost & Sullivan suggests a worldwide demand for more interoperable healthcare systems, with the global market expecting to grow at a compound annual rate of 13.8% over the next four years.  Much of this growth, said the report, “Global Healthcare Interoperability Market, Forecast to 2024,” will […]

FCC boosts rural healthcare funding by $198M, with eye toward telehealth expansion

The FCC announced this week that it would be allocating more money to be disbursed to rural providers and help them establish the broadband connectivity necessary to implement telehealth and virtual care during the coronavirus crisis. WHY IT MATTERS The FCC’s Rural Health Care Program has seen intense interest in […]

COVID-19: Lessons from Thailand’s BIDI & Samitivej Group of Hospitals

In the sixth episode of the HIMSS APAC Digital Dialogue Series hosted by Dr Charles Alessi, HIMSS Chief Clinical Officer, guest speakers Dr Kwin Sirikwin, an ophthalmologist at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute (BIDI) & Executive Committee Member of the Thai Medical Informatics Association, together with Dr Surangkana Techapaitoon, Deputy […]