A 2006 law requires the Health and Human Services Department to produce a strategic plan for monitoring public health electronically in near-real time, but the department hasn't done so, according to GAO.
New Web 2.0 tools are changing the ways in which government makes and implements rules and regulations.
The Food and Drug Administration said it's met its initial target of accessing health data for 25 million people for its Sentinel electronic surveillance network.
Mothers and mothers-to-be can sign up for the free text4baby mobile health program being expanded this month with help from the Health and Human Services Department.
The Health and Human Services Department will increase the money paid to help states establish insurance exchanges.
The Health and Human Services Department announced a grant program that will fund up to five states or consortiums to build exchanges that HHS hopes will serve as models for other states.
A new independent issue website has been launched this month, focusing on publishing information on what its staff argue is wasteful travel by federal government employees.
The technology is available to enable secure, efficient access for remote working emergencies and day-to-day operations, but planning ahead is critical. Two agencies show that it can be done.
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention share the lessons they have learned by using Facebook, Twitter, podcasts, blogs and other social media.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will spend $10 billion during the next nine years on research into how to reduce health care costs while improving quality of care.
Medicare could do better at identifying improper payments by looking to providers who are most likely to make errors, according to the Health and Human Services inspector general.
Federal spending on IT will increase slightly in the next five years. Who can expect to see their budgets grow and who faces cuts, according to new TechAmerica Foundation Vision survey forecasts.