Issuing a status report on its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011-2015, ONC delves into how the accomplishments made thus far are shaping the future of healthcare and outlines what lies ahead for the rest of this year.
With a Congressional directive to develop a regulatory framework for the fast evolving mHealth field, the federal agencies are asking industry for input on balancing safety and innovation while avoiding overlap.
During a panel discussion Tuesday morning, the national coordinator said he can already see an ecosystem of innovation relative to health IT, while other panelists countered that advancements are being held back.
In its 2014 budget proposal, the CDC is seeking $40 million to modernize its infectious disease informatics and sequencing tools. As antibiotic-resistant bacteria grow and new pathogens like H7N9 evolve, the CDC sees the new systems as a long-term investment.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Tuesday kicked off the “Health Information Technologies” hearing series to discuss the critical role of technology in the health care industry and how federal regulations and taxes could impact patients, hinder innovation, and increase costs for consumers.
I'm in DC for IHE meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, and giving a session at the 2012 mHealthSummit Wednesday afternoon on Trends on Mobile Interoperability and Standards. I scheduled my travel to attend the IHE educational session held on Monday, but decided to take advantage of by mHealthSummit badge to take look at the conference instead.