Health Technologies

HHS health IT office baseline gets a boost while stimulus funds trickle to a halt

The money that has been encouraging doctors to adopt electronic health records would end in 2013.

2013 budget proposal puts IT on short leash

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient.

Military health records system suffers outage after software upgrade

The Military Health System's AHLTA clinical data repository suffered a day-long shutdown after a software problem last week, affecting thousands of users.

HHS debuts smoking cessation mobile texting apps

The National Cancer Institute is offering customizable text message programs to teens and adults who want to quit smoking.

HHS releases health IT strategic plan through 2015

The Health and Human Services Department has published its vision of how health information technology used by doctors and hospitals will improve care and health and lower costs.

Virus-detection system works in a city near you

Sniffing the air through special filters in hidden detectors throughout the U.S., Biowatch is a main arsenal in the war against pathogens.

FDA proposes regulating mobile health apps

For the first time, federal regulators are scrutinizing the mobile health applications market.

Health data innovation 'at a crawl'

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius kicked off the department's second annual Health Data Initiative Forum with a plea for more innovation.

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.

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.

Aneesh Chopra on TV's lessons for real life

Does he have all seven seasons of MacGyver on DVD?

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.

HHS names new health IT national coordinator

Dr. Farzad Mostashari takes the helm of the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the office that facilitates distribution of $20 billion in economic stimulus law funds for digital medical systems.

Looking for help from veterans (again)

FCW wants to know what you think of the VA's new Blue Button personal health record Web application.

Army's Chiarelli honored for support of vets

Speaking at this week's Federal 100 awards ceremony, Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli highlighted how technology is helping to heal brain injuries and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.