SPECIAL REPORT: Kuwait’s digital transformation journey

“At the moment the majority of healthcare services are provided by the public sector and Kuwait’s Vision 2035 is to diversify and also make the private sector a key player in providing health services to everybody,” explains Dr Dari Alhuwail, assistant professor at Kuwait University. Digital health transformation is a…

“Predictive, proactive, preventive care is not just a vision; it’s something that can be done”

Moving towards proactive preventive care, will require a new approach to data governance as there are privacy implications and interoperability considerations. These were discussed at today’s HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event Evening Keynote: ‘Toward Precision Health – Pushing the Frontiers of Privacy, Interoperability and Digital Literacy’. The Speakers were: Mary…

Telehealth resource centers nationwide aid providers at no cost

In 2019, the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers received 4,039 requests, total, from providers looking for technical assistance or for more information about telehealth. This year, the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center, one of the 14 U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration-funded regional TRCs around the country, saw 439 inquiries…

Regenstrief launches initiative to disseminate SDOH data

The Regenstrief Institute and several collaborators within Indiana are launching a network to make social determinants of health information more widely available. The new entity, called the Indiana Network for Population Health (INPH), is expected to provide the secure exchange of comprehensive data, including SDOH information such as housing stability…

Cerner teams up with Uber to help patients get to appointments

Cerner and Uber are collaborating to help get patients to and from their doctor’s appointments – addressing a major social determinant of health that hinders the cost-effective management of chronic conditions. WHY IT MATTERS The Uber Health app will soon be available for integration into Cerner’s electronic health record, enabling…