Health IT

Warning: Mobile medical apps may be hazardous to your health

A National Cancer Institute program manager warned about mobile applications that promise health care benefits to consumers without being backed by scientific data.

Health care reform depends on state CIOs, association says

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.

Mobile health technologies go global

The World Health Organization details adoption of mHealth applications for health call centers, toll-free health lines and telemedicine.

Chopra touts administration's innovation agenda for health care

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.

Devil is in the open-source details

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.

Common VA-DOD health record interface nearing completion

VA and DOD senior officials updated a Senate committee on progress on their joint common electronic health record platform on May 18.

HHS neglected some IT security standards, IG says

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 expects to save $16B by going open source for health records

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.

An uncertain prognosis for personal health records

Feds are trying to push self-managed medical records into the mainstream, but it's been slow going.

VA's Baker says VA, DOD digital record systems will morph into joint system

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.

Green benefits of telework aren't just for Earth Day

Telecommuting is said to have many benefits for the environment.

HHS told to standardize consent, privacy in e-health record exchanges

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.

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