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The UK government has released a statement in conjunction with many key players in the telecoms industry to announce their elevated support during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Physicians are now allowed to care for patients at rural hospitals “via phone, radio or online communication, without having to be physically present.”

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In HIMSS20 Digital, health informatics expert Brian Dixon links the power of health information exchange networks to actionable data for hospitals.

Eligible organizations would get full funding for approved services and devices “necessary to provide critical connected care” until funds are exhausted or until the pandemic has subsided.

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.

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