A National Cancer Institute program manager warned about mobile applications that promise health care benefits to consumers without being backed by scientific data.
State CIOs have an important role to play in national health care reform, especially with regard to operating health benefit exchanges, according to a new report from the National Association of State CIOs.
The World Health Organization details adoption of mHealth applications for health call centers, toll-free health lines and telemedicine.
The federal chief technology officer argued that President Barack Obama's innovation agenda and health care reform will lead to significant technology innovation in the near future.
The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments have slightly different views about the role of open-source development in their joint electronic health record system, according to the VA's CIO Roger Baker.
VA and DOD senior officials updated a Senate committee on progress on their joint common electronic health record platform on May 18.
The Health and Human Services Department's oversight of $20 billion in health IT funding didn't go far enough to ensure privacy and security for patients' medical data, a report finds.
VA CIO Roger Baker said choosing open source to modernize VA's digital health records system will help the department avoid spending $16 billion on a commercial solution.
Feds are trying to push self-managed medical records into the mainstream, but it's been slow going.
Roger Baker, the Veterans Affairs Department's assistant secretary for information and technology, offered some details about how the VA and Defense Department are going to meld their digital medical record systems.
Telecommuting is said to have many benefits for the environment.
Health care IT executives are urging the Health and Human Services Department to deal with how patient consent will be managed for release of health data.