Government & Policy

By Nancy zz_Ferris 01:00 am October 06, 2005
Nonprofit organizations will tackle privacy, security and interoperability problems associated with the use of technology.
By Nancy zz_Ferris 01:00 am October 05, 2005
One rule sets forth initial standards for e-prescribing and another makes it easier for hospitals to donate equipment to cash-strapped physicians.
By Brian 01:00 am October 03, 2005
Program could improve care for uninsured patients showing up in emergency rooms.
By Nancy zz_Ferris 01:00 am September 30, 2005
A second forthcoming bill would set into law the government's national health IT coordinator and set milestones for federal agencies' work to advance health IT.
By Nancy zz_Ferris 01:00 am September 30, 2005
The initiative requires the agency to standardize data that has been entered in text form in the past, often with misspellings and nonstandard abbreviations.
By Brian 01:00 am September 30, 2005
About 90,000 members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System who live in rural areas will be able to receive medical advice via a network.
By Brian 01:00 am September 29, 2005
Fifty mapping experts will donate time and equipment to gather data that can help improve services to the poor in developing countries.
By Dibya Sarkar 01:00 am September 27, 2005
The U.S. Agency for International Development will soon award a multimillion-dollar contract to develop a global supply chain management system for AIDS drugs.
By Dibya Sarkar 01:00 am September 23, 2005
Only 26 of the state's 58 counties are working to exchange electronic health records across disparate information systems.
By David Perera 01:00 am September 22, 2005
Prescription medicine data for evacuees fleeing Hurricane Katrina's devastation is now available on a single Web site.