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Readers' favorites from June, July and August share a common theme of interoperability. more
For certain patients, behavioral health services are becoming essential health benefits that some insurance carriers will cover. more
Because protecting the perimeter isn't nearly enough to safeguard your data anymore. more
It's here, it's a fortune, and the Defense Department's contract is officially up for grabs. Let the bids begin. more
Cybercriminals are looking at mobile apps and devices as a way into hospitals' IT networks. Here's a look at what to know and do to prevent... more
A little-noticed provision in the law sharply reduced insurers' ability to shield much of that pay from corporate taxes. more
No state health insurance exchange ran perfectly in the first ACA enrollment period, but the federal government is hoping to bring on lessons learned... more
A revised rule creates an "MBAN coordinator" who will help healthcare providers manage wireless spectrum needs for mobile sensors. more
CIOs and chief information security officers and others will gather to hear from AETNA CISO Jim Routh, Texas Health CIO Ed Marx, a HIPAA enforcement... more
Will the VA use its new $16 billion in IT funding to lead it, in accordance with DoD, in the right direction? more
Ever since 1849, female physicians across various specialties have been enacting profound changes on the healthcare industry. And with more and more... more
A new tool gives community leaders, employers, public health departments and policymakers unprecedented access to health economics. more
Three electronic health records systems vendors rise on Inc.'s annual list. more
The ACA and insurance exchanges are revolutionizing health care but the phenomenon experienced as consumerization will be confusing to stakeholders... more
Federal CTO Todd Park appears to be moving west to recruit top tech talent for the government. more
Analysts are already predicting that the technology, though years away, will have a disruptive impact. more
Whereas the initial provision is a strong start, more must be done to enable consumers to enroll in ancillary programs, including SNAP and TANF. more
Following moves from rivals Apple and IBM, Microsoft heats up the mobile health space with a new partnership combining technologies. And it's... more
As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs builds out its HealtheLiving Assessment toolkit, it's seeking cutting-edge applications it hopes can... more
The cacophony of healthcare entities joining the discussion make one fact abundantly clear: There is no shortage of ideas. more
The time has to come to examine how telemedicine practices, services and technologies can bolster the Triple Aim of better care for individuals that... more
Federally-funded centers are moving closer to 100 percent adoption and access of electronic health records. more
Along with new accountability, the VA reform law is giving veterans new choices that should help them find and receive the right care for them. more
Claiming that its software supports industry standards including HL7 interfaces, the Direct protocol, Healtheway and connects to 26 other vendors,... more
It's not the datacenter, the technology or security controls that create vulnerabilities in electronic health record software. Instead, this... more
Getting to the new world of doctors treating patient populations effectively requires new technologies and a substantive culture shift. more
Government Health IT spoke with IBM's Dan Pelino about potential synergies among the three companies, and what that may or may not mean going... more
FDA and Medicare officials conduct a parallel review of a new screening test for colorectal cancer and that could bring the test to beneficiaries six... more
With more insurers covering or even sponsoring telemedicine, more patients can start trying it out, meaning health organizations and telehealth... more
Despite the HITECH funding, very few health organizations are actually sharing information in robust ways. more
Is the company doing due diligence seeking feedback from prospective customers, or hoping to ink more big-name healthcare partnerships? more
A new rule mandates that carriers and app providers put the infrastructure in place to enable people in need to contact 911 centers via text messages. more
While holding back the U.S. healthcare system from the inevitable code switch, that notorious law could also help nudge advances in personalized... more
Technology can help hospitals and physicians control costs, improve patient services, and comply with regulations -- but only with an effective... more
A final rule would, among other things, bring hospital reporting periods closer together for EHR incentives and the Inpatient Quality Reporting... more
A third wave of healthcare's evolution is upon us in which payers and providers are going to have to adapt to ways patients want the system to... more
The office describes its goals for 3, 6 and 10 years from now, and the building blocks it hopes will help achieve them. more
The massive merger expands Cerner's installed customer base. more
States that embraced the law saw a significant increase in the number of Americans with health insurance. more
An innovation that is much needed and large-scale from the start, a new statewide information exchange created by insurers could be a model that... more
Office of the Inspector General finds that the meaningful use program neither addresses specific concerns or industry best practices for making sure... more
Legacy mindset, more than technology, is making true interoperability tricky. Lessons learned show it can be accomplished, but it's going to... more
Healthcare organizations can strengthen their EHR foundation with these cutting-edge capabilities. Here's a sampling of tools the marketplace... more
How AI and bioinformatics are historically intertwined, the promise they hold, and some of the challenges the fields are facing together. more
The Government Accountability Office outlined what CMS must do to avoid another debacle in the upcoming enrollment periods. more
As expected, Health and Human Services names a new compliance date and, in so doing, hopes to get the industry back on track toward the code set... more
So much promise exists, but the biggest issues still remain ahead of the healthcare industry in terms of getting patients on board. more
Tips for mitigating the risks associated with the electronic health records incentive program. more
As the Senate confirms a new VA Secretary, a legislative compromise addresses some key health IT areas within the department. more
The Affordable Care Act, along with factors such as rising healthcare costs and an increase in chronic conditions among Americans, haven't just... more
Delving into each of the department's four biggest divisions, and their upcoming IT spending intentions, reveals commonalities and differences... more