Government & Policy
Health experts hope technology can help them detect and contain outbreaks of avian flu.
The policy advocate group, made up of the heads of some of the biggest information technology companies, has inserted itself into the debate over a national health information network.
Two grants totaling $8.3 million will support research projects to increase the use of information technology.
George Washington University and others will assess the progress the nation is making toward adopting health information technology.
One critic describes the national drive as an effort to sell consumers on the benefits of health IT but not an effort to engage them in its development.
Americans are still concerned about privacy and control of information, according to a new report by the Markle Foundation.
The funding, from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is earmarked for health information exchange projects nationwide.
Wah, associate CIO of the Military Health System, is one of five interim managers.
Personal health records, telemonitoring and biosurveillance top the agenda of the American Health Information Community.
Nonprofit organizations will tackle privacy, security and interoperability problems associated with the use of technology.