Government Health IT: Table of Contents


Latitudes and longitudes
The U.S. health care community is not alone in its struggles with privacy, standards and other challenges to the health information technology agenda

The education of Capitol Hill
Members of Congress are getting a crash course on the economics and politics of health IT

The calculus of change
The U.S. health care bill could be cut significantly through wider use of health IT systems. What will it take to get doctors to use the technology?

Mixing, matching and missing
The state of health IT standards resembles nothing more than a basket of mismatched socks

Vendors scramble for seats at the table
Industry players emerge in the high-stakes effort to shape a national health IT policy and speed the implementation of clinical information systems

Editor's note:

Case Study: From health care fortress to IT showcase
With its electronic medical records system, Cook County becomes a health care innovator.


Diabetes monitoring reaches new levels
Ontario telehealth reaps IP benefits


Open health records software comes of age


Master index pitched as patient ID alternative

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