Government & Policy
Nonprofit organizations will tackle privacy, security and interoperability problems associated with the use of technology.
One rule sets forth initial standards for e-prescribing and another makes it easier for hospitals to donate equipment to cash-strapped physicians.
Program could improve care for uninsured patients showing up in emergency rooms.
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.
The initiative requires the agency to standardize data that has been entered in text form in the past, often with misspellings and nonstandard abbreviations.
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.
Fifty mapping experts will donate time and equipment to gather data that can help improve services to the poor in developing countries.
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.
Only 26 of the state's 58 counties are working to exchange electronic health records across disparate information systems.
Prescription medicine data for evacuees fleeing Hurricane Katrina's devastation is now available on a single Web site.