Innovation is on a steady march through the department's health agency, particularly in the area of improving veterans' access to care, said VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson.
As Internet of Things, or IoT, technology grows and influences multiple market segments, policymakers must consider rules that could apply across the board, a new report states.
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence has released its first draft of a step-by-step, how-to guide mapping out how healthcare providers can make mobile devices more secure and protect sensitive patient information.
Communities responding to disaster situations can now find federal health resources in a single place.
The Defense Department plans to support the explosion of health data in the Military Health System with increased wireless infrastructure. "Most of our hospitals are not new buildings," said Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.
Two new information technology security building blocks proposed through a National Institute of Standards and Technology public-private partnership could help organizations make email and mobile devices more secure.
Government agencies or other interested organizations can now pull grant information from the National Institutes of Health directly into their online content, while maintaining the look and feel of their website or mobile application.
The Veracode report also found that three out of four web and mobile applications developed or used by government organizations fail standard security policies and they also have a high prevalence of SQL Injection vulnerabilities when first assessed.
The Veterans Affairs Department has seen the number of medical device infections steadily dwindle in its monthly cybersecurity incident report to Congress, thanks to a concerted effort by its information technology staff.
The Compensatory Reserve Index device connects by a wire to a plastic clip on the end of a soldier's finger, and registers blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate and body temperature and transmits the information to a medic's tablet computer.