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New Research Finds EHRs Improve the Quality of Diabetes Care

Randall D. Cebul | Health IT Buzz | September 1, 2011

Two years ago in an address to Congress, President Obama declared his commitment to invest in electronic health records (EHRs), saying he thought it was perhaps the best way to quickly improve the quality of American health care. Just two years later, that hunch is proving true in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More »

Open Data Key To Interagency, Private Sector Innovation

Melissa Dawkins | Federal News Radio | June 24, 2013

Interagency consolidation of datasets for public and private use is crucial to driving down agency IT costs and forging new technological advances, according to Lisa Schlosser, deputy associate administrator in the Office of E-Government and Information Technology. Read More »

Shovel-Ready Clinics

Jeffrey Leonard | Washington Monthly | November 1, 2011

Barack Obama has spent most of his first term as president wrestling with three enormous tasks: kick-starting the economy to create jobs again; standing the banking sector back on its feet; and providing health care to the 40 million Americans who lack insurance. He’s made progress on all these fronts. Read More »

Unleashing the Power of Data and Innovation to Improve Health

Todd Park | iHealth Beat | September 14, 2011

...HHS has begun "liberating" health data through the Health Data Initiative -- making more and more data from HHS' vaults (from CMS, CDC, FDA and NIH, to name a few sources) easily available and accessible to the public and to innovators across the country.

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Vendors Compete to Add EHRs, Provider Data Exchange to Blue Button Initiative

Unknown | U.S. Medicine | September 1, 2011

When VA went live with its Blue Button download format last year, the goal was to give veterans the ability to download their personal-health information directly from their MyHealtheVet account. A new initiative announced this summer will expand that capability to private health-care records. Read More »

We the People: Petitioning President Obama to End Software Patents

Dennis Crouch and Jason Rantanen | Patent LYO | November 2, 2011

The White House's “we the people project” implements a system for petitioning the Administration. Any petition that receives 25,000 or more signatures within 30–days of being posted will be reviewed and given an “official response.” (Prior to October, the threshold was 5,000 signatures). Read More »