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HHS to pay doctors to use prescription systems

July 21, 2008 Financial incentives aimed at adding to the 10 percent of clinicians who now use an e-prescribing system.

GAO: Indian Health Service concealed the loss of millions of dollars in missing IT equipment

July 21, 2008 Officials forged documents to cover up missing equipment, including laptops containing Social Security numbers and medical information.

What's Brewin: A New VistA for AHLTA?

July 18, 2008 The Military Health System is on a quest to replace its aging e-records system.

Panel weighs challenges of adopting health IT overhaul

July 17, 2008 Kaiser Permanente CEO warns electronic medical records alone are not sufficient to provide optimal care.

DHS behind schedule in developing biosurveillance programs

July 17, 2008 Two programs to detect and prevent naturally occurring diseases or those caused by a terrorist attack are months behind schedule.

Billing problems to third-party insurers plague VA

July 11, 2008 Systems failure to track payments bring into question $1.7 billion in unbilled services, GAO says.

Virtual Connections

July 10, 2008

Barton says privacy is a priority for health IT legislation

July 10, 2008 House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders caught in debate over definition of privacy, though they hope to vote on the measure before the recess.

File sharing's threat to agency data is growing, analysts say

July 10, 2008 Solutions include monitoring traffic and enforcing policies that forbid downloading peer-to-peer software.