Government Health IT: Table of Contents

Features

Medical mishaps
Conventional wisdom holds that electronic medical records will reduce medical errors in the United States, but there’s surprisingly little evidence to back that up

Combat trauma theater
Virtual reality technologies are helping combat veterans overcome the mental wounds of war

Quality comparisons
Few agree on how to measure health care performance. But experts say any answer will depend on using electronic health records to compare apples to apples

The diabetes data war
Public health care programs are using IT tools, from population registries to remote monitoring systems, to get to the high ground in the fight against diabetes

Editor’s note

Does health IT matter?
Is information technology essential to the goals of health care service providers and policy-makers — improving the quality and reducing the cost of health care?

Policy

Advantage: Dems

Spotlight

In pay for performance, all eyes are on California

Technology

Health care’s hall pass

Back Page

Peel: Electronic prescribing is no panacea

Featured

  • People
    Dr. Ronny Jackson briefs the press on President Trump

    Uncertainty at VA after nominee withdraws

    With White House physician Adm. Ronny Jackson's withdrawal, VA watchers are wondering what's next for the agency and its planned $16 billion health IT modernization project.

  • 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.

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