A new Health and Human Services Department rule that requires health care organizations to notify patients when their data is disclosed without authorization goes into effect Sept. 23.
An HHS advisory committee that will set rules for privacy of patients' health records considers consent rules.
Health and Human Services Department's Health IT Standards Committee has adopted a framework for the flow of patient data to be collected and aggregated to measure the quality of care.
A group that certifies electronic health records will give health care providers a head start on getting incentive payments under the economic stimulus law.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has updated the data formats for its program for providers to electronically submit data on patient safety.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering using contractors to operate a national system for assigning health providers unique identifying numbers.
HHS says it hasn't gotten any applications to run a national telehealth center.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sponsoring a Web-based discussion starting today to gauge public opinion on swine flu vaccinations.
State CIOs can play a critical role in deployment of health IT, according to a new report.
The FDA has plans to convert its postmarket medical device reporting from paper forms to an electronic system.
The agency's IT acquisition center has shed its assisted-acquisition services and will instead focus on GWACs.
HHS has asked industry to help conduct a nationwide analysis of health information exchange infrastructures.