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Aliya Sternstein

Senior Correspondent

Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems for Nextgov. She has covered technology for nine years at such publications as National Journal's TechnologyDaily, Federal Computer Week and Forbes. Before joining Government Executive, she covered agriculture and derivatives trading for Congressional Quarterly. She has been a guest commentator on C-SPAN, WTOP and Federal News Radio. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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FDA nationwide electronic network will track safety of drugs and medical devices

January 11, 2010 Tracing back medical data to patients could be beneficial, says former FDA commissioner Mark McClellanMannie Garcia/Landov The Food and Drug Administration is constructing a nationwide electronic system to continuously track the safety of drugs and medical devices using anonymous patient data, but federal officials and health care specialists say its ...

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From Nextgov.com: FDA nationwide electronic network will track safety of drugs and medical devices

January 11, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration is constructing a nationwide electronic system to continuously track the safety of drugs and medical devices using anonymous patient data, but federal officials and health care specialists say its usefulness might be limited without more personal information. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Health IT Incentives Out Of Reach?

January 8, 2010 Health information technology advocates say new federal requirements for hospitals to become eligible to receive electronic health record incentives set the bar too high. Many hospitals are only about half-way toward meeting the criteria for acceptable use of health IT to qualify for federal incentive payments by 2011, according to ...

Need a Defense business service? 'There's an app for that'

January 7, 2010 Defense officials want the display for their app storefront to be as easy to use as iGoogle.Defense Department The Defense Department is modeling its new online storefront for downloading Web services after Apple Inc.'s popular App Store. While the store lets Apple iPhone owners download games, search tools and other ...

Hundreds of vets participate in test of sharing electronic health records

January 6, 2010 More than 400 veterans in Southern California have agreed to participate in a project to test how the Veterans Affairs Department can improve patient care by sharing electronic health records with a private health provider, a fundamental goal behind the development of a national network the Obama administration is pursuing. ...

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From Nextgov.com: Hundreds of vets participate in test of sharing electronic health records

January 6, 2010 More than 400 veterans in Southern California have agreed to participate in a project to test how the Veterans Affairs Department can improve patient care by sharing electronic health records with a private health provider, a fundamental goal behind the development of a national network the Obama administration is pursuing. ...

Mashup Probes White House Visitors

January 5, 2010 Less than a week after the White House began releasing visitor logs on a regular basis, watchdog groups already are linking the names of people doing business there to campaign finance stats online for all to see. Sunlight Labs, a division of the transparency group, the Sunlight Foundation, created a ...

HHS defines rules for receiving billions for e-health systems

January 4, 2010 Google CEO Eric Schmidt and others argued the health IT strategy should emphasize management of data.John Raoux/AP Recently released government standards for electronic health record systems show what medical professionals must buy to receive some of the nearly $20 billion in stimulus funding set aside to encourage the development of ...

HHS Defines 'Meaningful Use' for EHRs

December 31, 2009 The Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday set preliminary terms dictating who will and will not get billions of dollars in stimulus funds for buying electronic health records systems. One proposed rule outlines criteria for the e-health records incentive program, including the core concept of "meaningful use" of e-records ...

VA officials suspend development of e-training system to rework strategy

December 31, 2009 The Veterans Affairs Department is holding off on further development of a workforce e-training system until top officials meet early next year to rework the project so it can meet prescribed deadlines, department officials said. VA personnel, some of whom have criticized the learning application, are still obtaining training through ...