The Health and Human Services Department will increase the money paid to help states establish insurance exchanges.
The Health and Human Services Department announced a grant program that will fund up to five states or consortiums to build exchanges that HHS hopes will serve as models for other states.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will spend $10 billion during the next nine years on research into how to reduce health care costs while improving quality of care.
Consolidation, virtualization, budget and health care are among the most critical policy or technology issues to be faced by state government in 2011, according to a recent NASCIO survey.
The Veterans Affairs Department and the Defense Department are seeking to modernize their patient health record systems.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rolls out a new download capability to grant 47 million Medicare patients online access to their medical records.
The Defense Department is preparing for the next-generation Electronic Health Record Way Ahead project with a study of alternatives that will be discussed this month.
A pair of conferences in Washington get under way and feature government executives speaking about innovation and other IT-related issues.
The Defense Department should learn from the problems with its AHLTA medical records system before buying a new system, GAO says.
A DHS agency will spend $473 million for comparative effectiveness research on allowing patients to compare treatments.
David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health IT, told a House subcommittee that HHS is working on a framework for standards and interoperability of health IT.
Outdated technologies and inadequate transparency are hampering HHS's electronic health records effort, but the experience could provide lessons other agencies can use to avoid similar pitfalls, says columnist Michael Daconta.