The Health and Human Services Department is handing out $144 million to set up health IT workforce training programs and health IT research projects.
The Obama administration's drive for health information technology implementation is occurring while health IT risks and benefits are not well understood, according to a new think tank report.
The Health and Human Services Department's new wiki on its Nationwide Health Information Network Direct service provides a forum for concerns about the effects of the program.
An HHS advisory workgroup today proposed best practices for dealing with patient safety problems related to electronic health record systems.
The Tricare Assistance Program allows enrollees to use the Internet and a webcam to speak "face-to-face" with mental health counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the privacy of the beneficiary's computer.
The Drug Enforcement Administration's new interim final rule would allow doctors and dentists who e-prescribe controlled substances to use their fingerprints or other biometric data to prove their identity.
A central authority may be needed to oversee common vocabulary terms for health data exchange and electronic health records.
The joint health data exchange pilot project between the Defense and the Veterans Affairs departments is still in its early phases, but already has taught valuable lessons about interoperability, government officials working on the project say.
Health information technology and electronic health records (EHRs) underpin many of the provisions in the comprehensive health reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the president.
The public's overwhelming need for information during the H1N1 flu outbreak tested the limits of CDC's National Contact Center.