Government agencies from California to Washington, D.C., are taking on ambitious IT initiatives in an effort to provide better services at lower costs. Here are some federal, state, and local efforts that are leading the way.
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The Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care is a program, managed from Fort Detrick, Md., that oversees medical IT systems and use of electronic medical records on the battlefield. It's been a busy year for the program. In Afghanistan, the Army's EMR system was integrated with the Department of Defense's enterprise network, providing improved functionality and better security. MC4 also helped install a medical logistics system in an Army combat support hospital in Afghanistan.