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Anna Edney

CIO Briefing

FDA won't meet deadline for food safety registry

Agency expects to implement electronic portal tracking tainted food incidents around spring 2009 at the earliest.

CIO Briefing

CMS Clears Hurdles To Collaborating With FDA On Drugs

The final regulation enables the FDA to open a Medicare Part D prescription benefit claims database to federal agencies, states and academic researchers.

CIO Briefing

Dingell, Barton release draft measure promoting heath IT

The measure codifies the office of health information technology coordinator and directs HHS to adopt standards for the electronic exchange of information.

CIO Briefing

Leahy, HELP leaders reach deal on IT privacy accords

Leahy's privacy proposal would eliminate a loophole that allows some healthcare providers to give out patient information for marketing purposes.