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CEO named for HealthCare.gov

The Obama administration picks Connecticut official Kevin Counihan to run HealthCare.gov.

Tags: Kevin Counihan , HealthCare.gov , HHS

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 03:54pm EDT

VA to start accepting bids for new patient scheduling system

VA, which has been eyeing a replacement for its scheduling system long before the current scandal, plans to issue a final request for proposals by the end of next month and make an award by the end of the year.

Tags: VA , Veterans Affairs Department , technology , VistA , Stephen Warren , Robert McDonald , Jared Serbu ,

Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:18pm EDT

Pentagon sticking to its guns in commercial approach to health record system

After a failed attempt to build a shared system with VA, the Defense Department is in a hurry to replace its aging health IT system. DoD says the final product will be an off-the-shelf commercial solution with as few changes as possible.

Tags: DoD , VA , technology , Christopher Miller , Craig Schaefer , John Windom , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 04:10am EDT
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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.

Tags: GDIT Solutions Center , Accretive Health , FTC , Gov Info Security

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.

Tags: GDIT Solutions Center , NIH , CIO-CS , HHS

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

Tags: GDIT Solutions Center , HealthCare.gov , Lamar Smith , GAO , House Committee on Space, Science and Technology

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

Value of Health IT

Health IT public policy initiatives are transforming how quality patient care is delivered and reimbursed at an unprecedented pace. The Conference will focus on realizing the value of health IT through the discussion of critical issues and solutions the healthcare sector is currently facing related to federal health IT policy and healthcare reform, clinical health IT implementation and Meaningful Use initiatives, as well as evolving financial and administrative trends.

Tags: Tom Leary , Aneesh Chopra , Roger Baker , HiMSS

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 10:06am 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.

Tags: electronic health records , government incentives , Healthcare IT News , Kalorama Information

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.

Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics , industry growth , Information Week , e-records , electronic health records

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