The Industry Advisory Council is examining the Veterans Affairs Department's VistA electronic medical record system and wants to accentuate the system's good points while upgrading its outdated software.
The next big step for the Nationwide Health Information Network is beefing up its provider directory, but that could be difficult, members of a workgroup said today.
The Health and Human Services Department's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will double in size to prepare for regulations.
The Obama administration said it will spend $88 million on electronic health record systems at networks of federally supported health centers.
The Food and Drug Administration will expand its tracking of drug safety once the drugs enter the marketplace, according to a new report.
The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are seeking vendors for a series of pilot projects in anticipation of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program.
Electronic health record technologies could facilitate the creation of aggregated reports on health care quality, creating opportunities to improve — but at some risk.
The inspector general's office has issued a new report criticizing VA for not following through on indications that VistA outages might be affecting patient care.
The foremost story of 2009 has been the transition from the Bush administration to President Barack Obama's administration -- and all the power shifts that trickle down through technology, policy, procurement and management in government.
While HHS is preparing rules for electronic health records, a separate technology known as personal health records is getting attention from a watchdog group.
Some stories christened by the Buzz of Week in 2009 have proven less buzz-worthy than others.