Government Health IT: Table of Contents

Features

Us vs. them
Regional health information exchanges require participants to dampen the urge to compete. But it’s not clear yet whether collaboration is more powerful than competition.

Public health smartens up
CDC’s National Center for Public Health Informatics aims to help public health organizations prepare data-handling systems for a national health information exchange.

VistA’s horizons
The VA’s VistA Imaging system had its beginnings in a government worker’s basement home office. Now it straddles three departments and hundreds of clinical offices.

Editor’s letter

Practicing the personal touch
What is it going to take for doctors and hospitals in the same community to share patient health information?

Policy

Better building blocks

Spotlight

Ambulatory care: The further outpatient

Tech Briefing

BPM software makes health care headway

Back Page

The best path to electronic health records

Featured

  • Defense
    DOD photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston  11th Wing Public Affairs

    How DOD's executive exodus could affect tech modernization

    Back-to-back resignations raise concerns about how things will be run without permanent leadership in key areas from policy to tech development.

  • Budget
    cybersecurity (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    House's DHS funding bill would create public-private cyber center

    The legislation would give $2.25 billion to DHS' cyber wing and set up an integrated cybersecurity center with other agencies, state and local governments and private industry.

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