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Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 03:23am EDT

Data breach at Accretive Health leads to settlement with FTC

The Chicago-based company Accretive Health agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after a data breach in 2011 left more than 23,000 patients open to identity theft. The settlement doesn't include any financial penalties. Instead the company has to add new levels of security to its systems to better protect patient information.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 09:06am EDT

New NIH contract explores non-medical technology

The National Institutes of Health is offering a government-wide contract for information technology that could be worth up to $20 billion. The Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions will last for ten years and covers IT requirements across the entire government.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 10:09am EDT

Medical health repository created to benefit millions of Americans

A small part of the Affordable Care Act is funding the creation of a medical health repository for almost 30 million Americans. As part of the law, Congress created an independent nonprofit called the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute that's based in D.C.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 02:54pm EDT

Security review of healthcare.gov underway

The House Committee on Space, Science and Technology is asking for a top-to-bottom security review of the HealthCare.gov website. Committee chairman Lamar Smith is asking the Government Accountability Office to do the review.

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:56pm EDT

Defense Health Agency awards electronic health records contract at DoD

The Defense Health Agency awards a $71 million bridge contract to support electronic health records at the DoD.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 11:07am EDT

Electronic health records' market value on the rise

Government incentives and overall popularity are having a very positive impact on the electronic health records market.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 05:26pm EDT

Health IT jobs picking up steam

The health IT industry is booming and that means so are jobs in that arena. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of medical records technicians is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2012 and 2022.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 12:20pm EDT

More doctors turn to e-health systems to care for patients

Almost 50 percent of doctors today now use electronic records to help care for their patients. That's up from 40 percent in 2012 and just 11 percent in 2006, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Monday - 04/21/2014, 02:15pm EDT

Senate passes bill to delay health care compliance deadline

The Senate passed a bill to delay the compliance deadline for ICD 10. It's a collection of thousands of codes that healthcare providers can use to study trending diseases and keep an eye out for strange medical issues.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:54pm EDT

Steady health care sign-ups may miss goal

Health care sign-ups steady in February, but Obama may miss scaled-down goal by March 31

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 03:26am EDT

Instructional design: Technology from a different angle

Dolly Oberoi, CEO of C2-Technolgies, will discuss online training and how the federal government can use it to reduce costs and improve benefits.
March 11, 2014

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 08:17pm EDT
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VA gets new tool to speed up claims processing, reduce backlog

DoD opens its electronic medical records to VA claims processors for the first time. The goal is to shave days or weeks from the time it takes VA to decide disability claims for recently separated service members. But the launch of the system has had a few bugs.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 04:23am EST
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A preview of Healthcare Innovation Day

West Health's Kerry McDermott, and the Office of Science and Technology's chief science officer, Dr. Douglas Fridsma, will discuss this week's Healthcare Innovation Day, and new developments in healthcare interoperability.
February 4, 2014

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 08:04pm EST
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An expert's view on Healthcare IT

Brian Ahier, president of Advanced Health Information Exchange Resources, discusses the state of the healthcare IT system and how to use technology to improve it.
January 28, 2014

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 10:22pm EST
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Instructional design: Technology from a different angle

Dolly Oberoi, CEO of C2-Technolgies, will discuss online training and how the federal government can use it to reduce costs and improve benefits.
January 21, 2014

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 08:17pm EST
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3 takeaways from HealthCare.gov cyber hearing

HHS and CMS cyber officials tell House lawmakers the Affordable Care Act portal is meeting or exceeding industry best practices for information assurance.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:22pm EST

Health care website passed recent security test

Concerns about health care website security easing as recent testing successfully completed

Friday - 01/17/2014, 04:40am EST

Digital health strategies in work boots

Ravee Kurian and David Blackburn from Sapient will discuss how federal agencies can implement digital strategies to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
January 14, 2014

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 09:02pm EST
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All things federal IT

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower to talk about a number of Federal IT issues.
January 13, 2014

Monday - 01/13/2014, 09:20pm EST
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