Physician offices have increased their use of electronic health records by 9.7 percent in the past year, according to a survey by research firm SK&A.
The Health and Human Services Department is rushing a temporary certification program into place for EHR systems so that providers can quality for stimulus payments that start Oct. 1.
Since Feb. 12, 46 vendors have applied for certification of their digital record systems from the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
The Food and Drug Administration is considering stepping up its oversight of patient safety related to health IT software, according to an FDA official.
The U.S. surgeon general is expanding its online tool to allow consumers to assemble their family medical histories by adding links to Microsoft's HealthVault Personal Health Record application.
The Health and Human Services Department is investing in the development of pediatric electronic health records in 18 states.
The Office of Management and Budget and HHS are creating a health IT task force for better coordination.
The Indian Health Service plans to upgrade its digital health record system this year.
President Obama's health care plan includes some new databases and IT systems to reduce fraud and waste.
The FCC's preview of its National Broadband Plan's top priorities emphasizes telemedicine and e-health technologies.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is collecting data about the after effects of blood transfusions as part of a new application of its Internet-based National Healthcare Safety Network.
Some doctors' practices were dissatisfied with the reports they got for participating in a Medicare quality reporting program, according to a new survey.