Government Health IT: Table of Contents


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?


Better building blocks


Ambulatory care: The further outpatient

Tech Briefing

BPM software makes health care headway

Back Page

The best path to electronic health records

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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