September 23, 2013
Outgoing National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, spoke with Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan recently about the difference between applying his passion for improving healthcare through health IT at the local level and federal level.
September 12, 2013
athenahealth, which provides cloud-based services for electronic health records, practice management and care coordination, today released national childhood obesity rate findings based on athenahealth's proprietary medical record data from more than 1 million patient visits between 2010-2013.
August 28, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Lockheed Martin a $47.7 million contract to continue providing information technology and operational and logistics support for multiple divisions of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
May 22, 2013
More than half of all eligible providers nationwide have received federal incentive payments for demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records, rates that have more than doubled since last year alone, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday.
April 28, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services unveiled its $967 billion for the 2014 fiscal year on April 10.
It includes funding increases for programs in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, early childhood education, mental health and substance abuse treatment and Affordable Care Act implementation,...
April 11, 2013
As President Obama takes his budget and deficit-reduction proposals to Congress and the public, the Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled its proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year.
March 29, 2013
Omada Health, a start-up company based in San Francisco, has launched its flagship online product, called Prevent, which is aimed at tackling diabetes, a disease that affects 43 percent of Americans and, according to the American Diabetes Association, cost America $245 billion last year.
March 21, 2013
The ONC Health IT Policy Committee's Consumer Empowerment Workgroup convened for the first time Tuesday, discussing its goals for advising and recommending policy approaches to promoting participatory medicine.
March 11, 2013
While efforts to stop the spread of the intestinal bacteria Clostridium difficile are on the rise, they're largely ineffectual, according to a new survey, which calls for better use of monitoring technologies.
March 06, 2013
(COMMENTARY) Almost 20 years ago close to 4,000 people from 200 companies gathered in San Diego for a conference to discuss the future of healthcare information technology. It was one of the first big conferences held by HIMSS. Glen Tullman, who was among the attendees, pauses to consider what has happened in the world of IT since then.