Government Health IT: Table of Contents


RHIOs for beginners
After many false starts, the health care community is now learning what it will take to build successful regional health information organizations

Do EHRs save time?
Doctors say electronic health record systems may speed information access, but they interfere with patient communication and waste time in the examination room

The road ahead
Now that David Brailer has left Washington, where will the wheels he set in motion take the federal government’s health IT program?

HIPAA: Best if used by…
The federal law intended to protect the privacy of patient records has long outlived its usefulness, but what’s the remedy?

Australia’s e-records mess
After millions of dollars and a decade invested, the lack of even a timetable for readying Australia’s national e-health record system has left many wondering what happened and why

Editor’s letter

Editorial: Once and future health IT czar
Dr. David Brailer's successor as the federal government’s top health IT evangelist will inherit several items on the national agenda


Nurses demand a voice in health IT planning


Counterfeiting countermeasures

Wanted: Emergency credentialing


Physicians go mobile


GIS: Road map for health


Righting health IT incentives

Back Page

O’Leary: State governments: Laboratories for next-generation health IT

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

  • Shutterstock image.

    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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