Government Health IT: Table of Contents

Features

Us vs. them
Regional health information exchanges require participants to dampen the urge to compete. But it’s not clear yet whether collaboration is more powerful than competition.

Public health smartens up
CDC’s National Center for Public Health Informatics aims to help public health organizations prepare data-handling systems for a national health information exchange.

VistA’s horizons
The VA’s VistA Imaging system had its beginnings in a government worker’s basement home office. Now it straddles three departments and hundreds of clinical offices.

Editor’s letter

Practicing the personal touch
What is it going to take for doctors and hospitals in the same community to share patient health information?

Policy

Better building blocks

Spotlight

Ambulatory care: The further outpatient

Tech Briefing

BPM software makes health care headway

Back Page

The best path to electronic health records

Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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