Health IT


Web-based network created for health IT CIOs

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has set up a national online network to smooth collaborations between state health IT CIOs.

National broadband plan promotes health IT, telemedicine

The Federal Communication Commission's National Broadband Plan includes health information technology and telemedicine.

HHS awards $162M for health data exchanges

The Health and Human Services Department has announced the final group of states that will get economic stimulus law money for statewide health information exchanges.

HHS advisers consider new database for health IT safety

A workgroup for the Health and Human Services Department today proposed a new health IT patient safety national database and reporting system.

VA has prototype of Aviva EHR system

The Veterans Affairs Department has taken delivery of a prototype next-generation digital health record system known as Aviva.

VA and DOD expand health data exchange pilot

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are beginning a health data exchange pilot project in Virginia as the next phase of their virtual lifetime electronic record development.

VA may restore access to DOD medical record systems soon

The Veterans Affairs Department is working to fix remaining computer glitches that caused it to restrict electronic access to Defense Department patient medical record systems.

FCC awards $145M for telehealth networks

The Federal Communications Commission is distributing $145 million to 16 telehealth projects.

Data mining

Physician offices have increased their use of electronic health records by 9.7 percent in the past year, according to a survey by research firm SK&A.

HHS issues proposed rule for certification of electronic health records

The Health and Human Services Department is rushing a temporary certification program into place for EHR systems so that providers can quality for stimulus payments that start Oct. 1.