Reporters' Roundup: health IT, House Armed Services in new Congress

Thursday - 1/20/2011, 2:55pm EST

WFED's Jason Miller on the DorobekINSIDER

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Jared Serbu, Reporter, Federal News Radio

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Stephen Leeds, senior counselor at GSA, talks to WFED's Meg Beasley

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WFED's Francis Rose on the DorobekINSIDER

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These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

  • The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to make exchanging patient records as easy as e-mail. ONC says interoperability of records is one of the four largest barriers hospitals and doctors face in using eletronic health records. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined the DorobekINSIDER with details about how ONC is helping to reduce the barriers in both the public and private sectors. Hear more tomorrow morning on the Federal Drive.

    And Jason talked to Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), ranking member on the Budget Committee, about concerns that lawmakers are slipping anti-federal worker provisions into the continuing resolution.

  • The new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is telling his members to get ready for a busy year. The committee met this morning to adopt its new rules, oversight plan and security procedures for the new Congress. Read the full story by Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu.

  • With more than $95 billion of acquisitions and 35 billion in credit cards, the General Services administration wants to drive the market toward green products. In order to guide spending, GSA wants to know more about vendors' the greenhouse gas emissions. Stephen Leeds is the senior councilor at GSA. Federal News Radio's Meg Beasley spoke with Leeds about his agency's plan to measure performance and bring small business into the sustainability market. Check tomorrow for the full story

  • In Depth host Francis Rose previews tomorrow's Federal News Countdown with the top federal stories of the week.