HHS panel wants database for health IT safety

An advisory panel wants a new national database to ensure the safe use of electronic health record systems.

Patients should be partners in EHR systems, HHS panel told

An HHS advisory panel today heard ed recommendations to allow patients input and a central role in their own health data contained in digital record systems.

Cybersecurity

HHS publishes online list of patient data breaches

The Health and Human Services Department has started publishing an online list of data thefts and breaches that affect the health data of more than 500 patients.

VA health IT study comes with caveat, researcher says

A researcher of a recent study said the Veterans Affairs Department may have saved billions of dollars from using health IT, but the actual savings are not known.

Workforce

New lifeline for the poor and underprivileged arrives via mobile health

Because of White House involvement, Text4baby is probably the most high-profile example of mobile health. Its success is likely to give more attention to a health information technology approach that has been in development for at least three years and is on the cusp of expanded federal regulation.

The emergence of the e-patient

The National Library of Medicine held a conference to highlight how patients are using health IT to help manage their own care.

VA said to save $3 billion by using health IT

A new study in Health Affairs journal says the Veterans Affairs Department saved billions by applying health IT systems to manage medical care for veterans.

Acquisition

HHS awards $267M for health IT regional centers

The Health and Human Services Department funds centers designed to help doctors and rural hospitals use health IT.

How the VA VistA system is like a fighter jet

Dr. Steve Ondra's metaphor comparing the VA's electronic health record systems to fighter jets took wing at the AFCEA Health IT Day today.

Workforce

VA, DOD to expand virtual EHR program

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are expanding demonstration projects of VLER electronic records program, officials said today.

Workforce

Health IT data security crude in some companies, says CMS CIO

Julie Boughn, the chief information officer for Medicare and Medicaid, says companies that want to work with her agency often display amateurish data security.

HHS provides $144M for health IT training and research

The Health and Human Services Department is handing out $144 million to set up health IT workforce training programs and health IT research projects.

VA/DOD center might offer lessons for health IT

A first-of-its-kind health facility in Chicago could serve as a case study in how DOD and the VA can integrate electronic health record systems.

HHS panel advises on data glitches that affect patient safety

An HHS advisory workgroup today proposed best practices for dealing with patient safety problems related to electronic health record systems.

HHS panel considers central authority for health IT vocabulary

A central authority may be needed to oversee common vocabulary terms for health data exchange and electronic health records.

IT plays critical role in health care reform

Health information technology and electronic health records (EHRs) underpin many of the provisions in the comprehensive health reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the president.

FCC claims a role in health IT policy

The Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan last week, and lo and behold, there was a big section that highlighted health information technology and telehealth applications.

NIST creating tools to test health IT products

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is taking on an IT product testing role related to the distribution of $17 billion in economic stimulus funds for health IT.

Workforce

National broadband plan promotes health IT, telemedicine

The Federal Communication Commission's National Broadband Plan includes health information technology and telemedicine.

VA has prototype of Aviva EHR system

The Veterans Affairs Department has taken delivery of a prototype next-generation digital health record system known as Aviva.

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