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Time is short, but sponsors still look for IT bill opening

July 31, 2008 Even if Senate electronic medical records bill passes, chances of conferring with House on language by end of session is slim, according to one aide.

Satisfaction with federal Web sites rises slightly

July 29, 2008 Sites that simplify transactions with the government or provide health information rate well.

Appropriators worry VA isn't capitalizing on IT centralization

July 28, 2008 The central office responsible for overseeing the department's technology lacks a clear organizational structure, Senate panel reports.

Ways And Means set to advance its own health IT bill

July 24, 2008 The new proposal would use Medicare reimbursement as an incentive for implementation by healthcare providers.

House panel approves Dingell-Barton health IT measure

July 23, 2008 Energy and Commerce Chairman John Dingell hopes to work with lawmakers still dissatisfied with the bill before it hits the House floor.

Military Health System plans to 'evolve' electronic record system

July 22, 2008 Agency will work on converged evolution of VA and Defense systems.

Progress mixed on tracking IT equipment

July 22, 2008 Agencies are taking proactive approach to IT asset management, but lack proper funding.

Lawmakers beef up privacy protections in health IT bill

July 22, 2008 Amended version stipulates patient consent to share records may be a one-time aggregated authorization.

Health IT bill still faces long odds

July 21, 2008 Legislation to create a nationwide system of electronic medical records criticized by both healthcare providers and consumer groups.