Government Health IT: Table of Contents

Features

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

Communities

Nurses demand a voice in health IT planning

Policy

Counterfeiting countermeasures

Wanted: Emergency credentialing

Technology

Physicians go mobile

Spotlight

GIS: Road map for health

Strategies

Righting health IT incentives

Back Page

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

Featured

  • Management
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    Where does the TMF Board go from here?

    With a $1 billion cash infusion, relaxed repayment guidelines and a surge in proposals from federal agencies, questions have been raised about whether the board overseeing the Technology Modernization Fund has been scaled to cope with its newfound popularity.

  • IT Modernization
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    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

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