Health IT


HHS debuts smoking cessation mobile texting apps

The National Cancer Institute is offering customizable text message programs to teens and adults who want to quit smoking.

HHS releases health IT strategic plan through 2015

The Health and Human Services Department has published its vision of how health information technology used by doctors and hospitals will improve care and health and lower costs.

HHS updating regulations to fit new tech

The Health and Human Services Department has a plan for updating regulations that covers things such as telemedicine.

VA starts online open source community for VistA

VA's online agent is now operational to oversee an open-source community involved in modernizing its digital record system.

Virus-detection system works in a city near you

Sniffing the air through special filters in hidden detectors throughout the U.S., Biowatch is a main arsenal in the war against pathogens.

FDA proposes regulating mobile health apps

For the first time, federal regulators are scrutinizing the mobile health applications market.

VA picks vendor for open-source ecosystem

The Veterans Affairs Department has selected a small business as the custodial agent for an open-source ecosystem development program to modernize the VA's VistA electronic health record system.

NIH starts tool for electronic health records

National Library of Medicine has created a free tool to furnish patients' electronic health records with information specific to their conditions.

HHS to deploy new anti-fraud software for Medicare

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that new predictive fraud-catching tools for Medicare will go into effect on July 1.

Health data innovation 'at a crawl'

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius kicked off the department's second annual Health Data Initiative Forum with a plea for more innovation.

Warning: Mobile medical apps may be hazardous to your health

A National Cancer Institute program manager warned about mobile applications that promise health care benefits to consumers without being backed by scientific data.

Health care reform depends on state CIOs, association says

State CIOs have an important role to play in national health care reform, especially with regard to operating health benefit exchanges, according to a new report from the National Association of State CIOs.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!