Health Technologies

Framework defines a smart city, how to build one

IDC Government Insights' Smart City Framework can help officials define the key processes needed to provide better services.

VA sets three-pronged approach to improving services

VA is continuing to modernize its IT infrastructure to provide improved customer service in the form of electronic health records, telemedicine and online apps.

IBM taps 33 cities worldwide for "smarter cities" grants

Eight U.S. cities were among 33 recipients of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge grants for 2012, which handed out $50 million in IBM expertise to 100 cities worldwide.

Microsoft Kinect takes a swipe at visualization, geospatial apps

Microsoft's Kinect can take inputs from a mouse, stylus, touch, voice or a motion-sensing device.

Where does the IT money go in 2013 budget proposal?

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient. Here's where 10 departments stand.

App helps emergency crews ID toxic chemicals

Medical personnel dealing with cases of possible exposure to hazardous chemicals could have an easier time deciding on a course of treatment thanks to a new online tool from the National Library of Medicine.

Real doctors, onscreen: VA program makes online house calls on vets

The pilot program in the Midwest uses two-way video and secure text applications to treat patients in rural areas and those with mobility issues.

States welcome fed help picking health exchange IT

The National Governors Association says states welcome federal help picking IT products for building health insurance exchanges.

Former fed Bhagowalia takes on Hawaii's IT transformation

Three months on the job, CIO Sanjeev "Sonny" Bhagowalia is juggling multiple projects as he gears up to lead the Aloha State through its IT modernization journey.

Arizona health network building statewide information exchange

The Health Information Network of Arizona and OptumInsight are teaming up to create a state-wide health information exchange.

Oracle releases platform for building health insurance exchanges

Oracle's health care reform system consists of a broad set of the software company's applications and technology that are designed to work together.

Bottom line on whether health information exchanges can succeed

When grant money runs out, state-run HIEs need to ensure that revenues exceed costs, NASCIO says.

Wisconsin brings automation to Health Insurance Exchange

State of Wisconsin officials hope to make it easier for people using the state’s health insurance exchange system to move as efficiently as possible through the eligibility process with minimal interaction from case workers.

HHS says 'the age of meaningful use' of health IT starts this year

The Health and Human Services Department is seeking public comments on a draft copy of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, which focuses on health IT adoption, information sharing and improved health outcomes.

VA trying to shake off IT problems, CIO says

After two years, CIO Roger Baker says he's seeing improvements.

Victory in hand, IBM's Watson heads to medical school

IBM partners with Nuance Communications and a pair of medical schools for research on health care analytics.

Texas gets help with health IT incentive program

As feds prepare to hand out billions in health IT incentive rewards, a system integrator offering support systems and services strikes a deal with Texas.