The department needs to set the bar low enough to get broad adoption and high enough to achieve its goals for improving quality.
Many doctors are not convinced that data collection leads to better care or that the federal government can help them do their jobs better.
Prisoners were exposed to toxins, but poor record-keeping makes it hard to know how extensively, according to a report from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
It seems counter-intuitive, but a Senator believes technology might be adding to health care problems rather than solving them.
The National Cancer Institute expects to issue a request for proposals next month to identify a contractor that can expand use of electronic data.
The Health and Human Services Department might have missed an opportunity to improve health care quality by including physician narrative notes within Electronic Health Record systems, according to a federal advisory panel.
Panelists dissected the new HHS proposed rules for distributing $17 billion in incentive payments for health IT systems under the economic stimulus law.
The Health and Human Services Department has released the nation's first health security strategy, which includes some technologies for improving communications.
A federal advisory panel met today to consider how to conduct identity proofing and authentication for the Nationwide Health Information Network.
HHS officials today announced a new program with $60 million for research on overcoming the barriers to adoption of electronic health records.
The Health and Human Services Department announced plans to use economic stimulus law funding to create a new database of medical claims for all payors nationwide.
The Health and Human Services Department's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will double in size to prepare for regulations.