Government & Policy

By Aliya Sternstein 12:00 am November 03, 2005
The Food and Drug Administration is demanding that manufacturers submit information printed on prescription drug labels in a new electronic format.
By Nancy zz_Ferris 12:00 am November 03, 2005
Spending on health care information technology will grow about 11 percent a year over the next five years.
By Bob Brewin 12:00 am November 02, 2005
A provision that would require state and local health departments to gather data on the distribution and use of antiviral medications could be a tall order.
By Nancy zz_Ferris 12:00 am November 02, 2005
The standard is expected to accelerate the adoption of e-prescribing systems.
By Bob Brewin 12:00 am November 01, 2005
He unveiled a national plan and asked all 50 states to develop localized plans, but critics say states do not have enough funding.
By Bob Brewin 10:27 am October 31, 2005
Automated system will monitor data feeds from emergency rooms
By Bob Brewin 12:00 am October 31, 2005
The president's speech will come less than a week after the Senate approved the HHS appropriations bill, including an amendment tagging $8 billion for combating avian flu.
By Nancy zz_Ferris 01:00 am October 28, 2005
Legislation calls for a single set of national rules to protect the privacy of patients whose information is exchanged over a national health information network.
By Nancy zz_Ferris 01:00 am October 25, 2005
The Commission on Systemic Interoperability issued a report that calls for health information standards but doesn't offer specifics.
By Bob Brewin 01:00 am October 24, 2005
Representatives from several countries seek common ground among e-health systems at defense and veterans affairs departments.