While HHS is preparing rules for electronic health records, a separate technology known as personal health records is getting attention from a watchdog group.
Some stories christened by the Buzz of Week in 2009 have proven less buzz-worthy than others.
The Health and Human Services Department will fund 15 communities to demonstrate the use of digital health records.
The Veterans Affairs Department and health care provider Kaiser Permanente are collaborating to share patient medical data electronically, starting in December.
Over the years, the American public has been gifted with its share of computer-based turkeys -- information technology projects gone wrong, often at spectacular expense.
Medical devices on the VA's networks make it difficult to ensure data security, two senior officials told a federal health IT panel.
More than half of health care executives surveyed said they are buying new cybersecurity tools to comply with the economic stimulus law's requirements to protect patient data.
The National Library of Medicine has released a draft mapping tool to link a standardized medical vocabulary of clinical terms to applications for billing and claims.
The National Institutes of Health has released a draft RFP for a small business set-aside acquisition vehicle that will cover a broad array of IT services.
Federal health IT leaders are looking for ideas on how federal agencies can maintain their FISMA compliance while also engaging in patient data exchange.
Nearly $35 million in grants from the USDA aim to support telemedicine and distance learning in rural areas.
HHS is planning to award a series of competitive contracts for the Nationwide Health Information Network later this year.