January 2, 2019
As America rises to greet the new year, its leaders remain in a funding dispute over border security that has so far resulted in 13 days of a partial government shutdown. While the deadlock is certainly having a prolonged impact on more than 420,000 government employees who are working without pay, and the 380,000-plus who have been furloughed, each passing day threatens greater challenges for...
June 15, 2012
ONC's Dr. Farzad Mostashari
Most mobile phones on the market today meet no more than 40 percent of security requirements -- such as those called for by HIPAA or proposed "meaningful use" Stage 2 standards -- in the out-of-the-box configurations, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
And even after being manually configured, only iPhone and...
June 6, 2012
Government IT services contractor Harris Corp. has won a two-year, $19 million contract to install secure wireless infrastructure at 26 Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, the company announced Tuesday.
Melbourne, Fla.-based Harris will design, install, validate and provide employee training for Cisco Systems 802.11g routers and access points at the 26 facilities, Wayne Lucernoni, vice...
April 30, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to rollout an electronic health record (EHR) app for the iPhone that clinicians will begin using at the veterans' medical center in Washington DC this summer, according to a report in Government Health IT. The initial deployment will include as many as 1,000 mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads at the DC-based centers and others as needed.
February 28, 2012
Last week the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) published a proposal to add more resources to its planned two-year study of consumer attitudes toward the privacy of their personal health information.
The ONC stated in the report published in the Federal Register that the request for more resources was "due to the growing use of mobile devices in exchanging personal health...