HHS awards $267M for health IT regional centers

The Health and Human Services Department funds centers designed to help doctors and rural hospitals use health IT.

HHS provides $144M for health IT training and research

The Health and Human Services Department is handing out $144 million to set up health IT workforce training programs and health IT research projects.

HHS' Blumenthal disputes rumors on health IT spying

HHS is collaborating with the Justice Department on nationwide health data exchange, but that does not mean the data will go to law enforcement or national security agencies, according to Dr. David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health IT.

What role should government play in health IT?

An HHS federal advisory workgroup describes four strategic roles for the federal government to play in health IT.

HHS wants help securing its health IT assets

The Health and Human Services Department is looking for a contractor who can assist in reducing cybersecurity risks for electronic health records.

HHS wants contractor to test privacy of 'anonymous' data

One of the important issues in the health IT discussion is whether patient medical data can be kept private and anonymous, and now the HHS is looking for a contractor to research that question.

HHS pumps $60M into research on health IT adoption

HHS officials today announced a new program with $60 million for research on overcoming the barriers to adoption of electronic health records.

Verisign to support HHS health network

The Health and Human Services Department announced it is preparing to award a sole-source contract to Verisign for managed public-key infrastructure services and digital certificates on the Nationwide Health Information Network.

Feds OK $1.2B for health IT initiatives

Federal health officials are distributing $1.2 billion in economic stimulus law funding to state agencies and nonprofits to advance adoption of health information technology.

Chopra calls RFP process ineffective for health IT

CTO Aneesh Chopra is seeking to improve innovation in government health IT by seeking new procurement channels to increase input from vendors, according to a research firm.