The White House has named Todd Park of Athenahealth as CTO of the Health and Human Services Department.
In the U.S. and abroad, agencies determine how to deal with YouTube, Twitter and fake agencies.
The primary standards body for health IT has released a specification for EHRs designed for the economic stimulus law.
A federal advisory panel wants encryption and access controls to protect patients' medical records. official says.
A privacy advocate warns that proposals for EHRs postpone several major privacy protections.
A workgroup of the Health IT Standards Committee has recommended 31 performance measures for electronic health records.
A federal advisory group has recommended that multiple organizations be able to test and certify vendor systems to meet the economic stimulus law's requirements for electronic health records.
Even though social-media tools are easy to use, some agencies want contractors to help anyway.
The Government Accountability Office says the government portal that has information on more than 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards needs better management.
CDC officials plan to use Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook and Twitter to publicize information from the soon-to-be-released Surgeon General’s report on tobacco.
A federal health agency will study how doctors change their workflows to adapt to health IT.
Health groups are urging the government to extend the proposed deadlines for adopting health IT under the economic stimulus law.