September 10, 2012
For the first time, the public can vote on their favorite innovation from among the finalists of the HHSinnovates Program, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced this past Friday.
September 04, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) needs a health information service provider to deploy the Direct secure messaging protocol to make it easier and more automated for providers to send data to the National Healthcare Safety Network.
August 16, 2012
The federal government has tapped IBM to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Public Health Data Standards Consortium to align public health case reporting with meaningful use requirements in order to respond more quickly to public health threats.
August 03, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a national survey on July 18 on the use of electronic health records by office-based physicians. The results should help fuel the fire over any lasting debate as to whether stimulus package funding used to incentivize the use of EHRs was well spent.
August 01, 2012
Roughly 60 percent of the population of New Orleans are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Since January they've been targeted by the federal Text4health program, and the results have been positive.
July 23, 2012
A July RNCOS report focused on the burgeoning market of cardiac medical devices in the U.S. projects the market will reach a compound annual growth rate of an estimated 9 percent by 2015.
July 19, 2012
Most office-based physicians who have adopted electronic health records are satisfied with the systems they have chosen and have noted improved patient care, according to a survey by the Department of Health and Human Services.
July 10, 2012
Todd Rogow does double duty for health information technology in Maine. As director of IT for HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide health information exchange, he provides the technology expertise and leadership for health data exchange across the state, and he also serves as director of Maine’s regional extension center (REC), which is tasked with...
June 21, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched a pilot program in Indiana and Ohio, seeking to reduce prescription drug abuse by making drug use data available in real time to care providers and pharmacists.
June 12, 2012
For San Francisco-based Archimedes, a company named for a Greek mathematician of antiquity, it’s all about data, math, computing and healthcare modeling. The 20-year-old company deals in information – of the quantitative type. And now it will bring its high-powered analytics skills to bear for the Department of Health and Human Services.