The National Institutes of Health is among several federal agencies offering grants for breakthrough projects showing the integration of computational and physical systems.
In an effort to spur development of new technologies, the Food and Drug Administration said it would not regulate health apps that pose no threat to patients.
Government agencies are making strides testing uses of big data to predict risks of disease or the path of a killer virus, but hurdles remain, including linking legacy datasets and setting up common vocabularies.
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab used three diverse high-performance computing architectures to analyze publicly available health-related datasets.
New research adds to growing evidence that disease monitoring techniques using social media are emerging to take the place of costlier and slower traditional tools.
Partnering with the private sector, Michigan has created a mobile application for Medicaid recipients to view their medical records and coverage remotely.
Government health IT leaders say electronic health record systems can expand information sharing and help public health responders fight the spread Ebola and future viruses.