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HHS rule change lets more providers meet e-health records goals

More health care providers will now be able to meet goals with certified electronic health record technology, or CEHRT, because of a new rule allowing for more flexibility in how they use it.

DARPA seeks tiny implantable devices to regulate nervous system, treat diseases

DARPA's Electrical Prescriptions, or ElectRx, program is working on new, implantable, high-precision and minimally invasive technologies for adjusting nerve circuits to restore and maintain human health.

VA to issue RFP for commercial scheduling system to help improve vet care

The request for proposals for the Medical Appointment Scheduling System will go out next month, and vendors will have 30 days to respond. A draft will likely be issued beforehand, though, to give interested companies more time to prepare responses.

DoD ready to receive bids for electronic health record modernization program

The Defense Department Aug. 25 officially issued a final, highly anticipated solicitation for a potential $11 billion program to modernize its electronic health record system.

DARPA launches $150K challenge for new predictive model to track mosquito-spread virus

With mosquito season in full swing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is closely watching one disease the insects carry and spread to humans- and is seeking help to track it.

Learning lessons from Healthcare.gov launch, White House creates tech team to help agencies

The Obama administration has formed a small government team of technology experts that will help federal agencies identify and fix problems similar to what a group did for the troubled Healthcare.gov site last year.

Most hospitals, doctors now using electronic health record systems, reports find

The use of electronic health records by hospitals and doctors is up significantly in 2013, two new reports released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicated.

VA wants information on latest IT systems modernization contract

The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking information on its latest iteration of a sweeping $12 billion contract to modernize its IT systems. The request for information involves the VA's Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation contract that's set to run through June 2016.

HHS IG: Vulnerabilities in EHR certification process potentially opens systems to attack

An internal Health and Human Services Department audit found insufficient oversight in ensuring that certified electronic health records securely protected patient health data.

GAO: Troubled Healthcare.gov rollout due to poor planning and oversight

Poor planning and oversight led to significant cost increases, schedule delays and flawed functionality of the federal website and systems that is the centerpiece of the president's healthcare program, congressional investigators said in a new report released July 30.