White House To Review High-Risk IT Projects
As part of its effort to improve IT project management across federal agencies, OMB will require that designated projects devise improvement plans and get executive backing.
Meaningful Use Training Targets Next Steps
Now that Meaningful Use and Certification rules have been developed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology are focusing on ensuring healthcare providers know how to enroll in the program.
DoD Creates Social Media Hub
The central location provides Department of Defense staff with information, links, feeds and guidelines to learn about social media and how the department should be using it.
CMS Offers Insight On Meaningful Use Stage 2
Comments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicate that Meaningful Use stage two will expand on stage on by making the current "menu" set part of future core requirements.
DHS Proceeds With Financial System Overhaul
Working with OMB as part of a government-wide financial systems review, the Department of Homeland Security plans to move ahead with its $450 million Transformation and Systems Consolidation project.
Meaningful Use Rules Make Sense To Patients
I'm not a doctor or nurse. Nor am I a hospital administrator, CIO or health IT worker. However, I am a patient. So while the government's long-awaited, meaningful use, stage 1 "core objectives" could very well entail a lot of process changes and costly technology to implement for healthcare providers, from a patient perspective--my perspective--many of the requirements sound reasonable, even commonsensible.
Senate Committee Approves NASA Plan
The $19 billion bill authorizes private rockets for space travel and shifts focus from space exploration toward using space technology on environmental, geological, climate and other issues.
HHS Embraces Flexibility In Final MU Regs
The final Meaningful Use regulations issued today by the Department of Health and Human Services jettison a proposed all-or-nothing program in favor of a more flexible approach.
Health IT Czar, CMS Official On Meaningful Use
Coordinator of National Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal and CMS official Tony Trenkle share their views about the HITECH Act's long awaited meaningful use final rule in an interview with InformationWeek.
HP Offers Hospitals, Doctors EHR Help
The EHReady program offers affiliated doctors financing and support services and marketing assistance to hospitals for for e-health record deployments.