Coast Guard to Adopt Defense Department’s Electronic Health Records

The U.S. Coast Guard will go with the Defense Department’s MHS Genesis health records program, the same option currently being considered at Veterans Affairs.

FDA Wants Tech Companies To Help Shut Down Opioid Sales

The agency believes that tech companies aren't doing enough to combat online drug sales.

GAO: Medicare Agency Isn’t Doing Enough to Ensure Beneficiary Data Is Secure

The agency hasn’t established firm rules for how researchers must secure the data.

After London, How Lasers Will Play a Role in Detecting Chemical Attacks Sooner

A new technique can detect trace elements of dangerous chemicals in extremely small doses, a breakthrough of relevance to the horror show playing out in Salisbury, U.K.

Trump’s Pick for CDC Director Is Experienced But Controversial

On the face of it, veteran virologist Robert Redfield seems like a good pick to lead the agency, but decades-old disputes are shadowing his appointment.

Lana Awad Is Engineering the Neuro-Tech That Will Transform Humanity

Technologists are working on projects that sound like the stuff of fiction.

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.

Federal Health Insurer Denies Auditors Access To Its IT Systems

Health Net of California—a provider under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program—is refusing to comply with a contractually obligated inspector general audit.

DHS Announces Finalists in Biothreat-Spotting Contest

A department contest advanced five early warning systems designed to detect biological attacks.

VA Secretary on $10B Health Records Contract: ‘We Have To Get This One Right’

The Trump administration requested $1.2 billion in fiscal 2019 for a commercial health records contract, which the department is expected to award by March.

The CDC Is About to Fall Off a Funding Cliff

It's already planning to pull back on work that protects the world from pandemics.

Congress Calls Coast Guard's Health Records System A 'Five-Year Epic Failure'

The modernization project went over budget and didn't yield any reusable software or equipment.

Google Is Using 46 Billion Data Points to Predict the Medical Outcomes of Hospital Patients

Google hopes to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.

My Pacemaker Is Tracking Me From Inside My Body

Cloud-connected medical devices save lives, but also raise questions about privacy, security, and oversight.

Optimization Is Next Step For Defense Department’s Health Records Platform

The Defense Department and the contractors building its $4.3 billion health records platform say they’re on schedule