Government Health IT: Table of Contents

Features

RHIOs for beginners
After many false starts, the health care community is now learning what it will take to build successful regional health information organizations

Do EHRs save time?
Doctors say electronic health record systems may speed information access, but they interfere with patient communication and waste time in the examination room

The road ahead
Now that David Brailer has left Washington, where will the wheels he set in motion take the federal government’s health IT program?

HIPAA: Best if used by…
The federal law intended to protect the privacy of patient records has long outlived its usefulness, but what’s the remedy?

Australia’s e-records mess
After millions of dollars and a decade invested, the lack of even a timetable for readying Australia’s national e-health record system has left many wondering what happened and why

Editor’s letter

Editorial: Once and future health IT czar
Dr. David Brailer's successor as the federal government’s top health IT evangelist will inherit several items on the national agenda

Communities

Nurses demand a voice in health IT planning

Policy

Counterfeiting countermeasures

Wanted: Emergency credentialing

Technology

Physicians go mobile

Spotlight

GIS: Road map for health

Strategies

Righting health IT incentives

Back Page

O’Leary: State governments: Laboratories for next-generation health IT

The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

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    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

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    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

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    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

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    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

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    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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