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PCAST: How the government can advance R&D in health technology

In an assessment of the state of research and development in IT in the United States, a new report gives recommendations for refreshed R&D investment and coordination-- including in the healthcare technology realm.

OIG to VA: Online collaboration tool an insecure time-waster

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General has chastised the VA for the improper use of the use of the Yammer social network, according to a recent report.

AHRQ director: We continue 'to make substantial investments in research' on health IT

While the future of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality remains unclear after draft congressional spending bills for 2016 proposed eliminating funding for the agency, director Richard Kronick, Ph.D, touted the work the organization does in healthcare and health IT in an interview.

John Halamka: 3 areas healthcare should address in 2016

It's already almost time to plan for a new year, and as 2015 heads toward its final stretch, stakeholders in the healthcare industry already are looking at what areas to focus on in 2016.

How the role of CISO in healthcare will mature

The role of chief information security officer will continue to mature, and has already seen great change as people in the position move to a more risk-based approach to tackling security challenges.

Intel sets sites on personalized treatment plans with Collaborative Cancer Cloud

With an eye on creating personalized treatment plans for patients in one day, Intel is creating a new program with the help of Oregon Health & Science University and other universities in Massachusetts and Texas.

Data integration a struggle for health and human service agencies

Health and human service agencies across the country find data integration to be one of the biggest challenges they face, according to a new report.

Why doctors make good CIOs

Doctors who are still practicing can make for good chief information officers because they know the business and the operations, according to Thomas McGill, CIO at Chicora, Pennsylvania-based Butler Health System.

Robust healthcare IPOs only whet investors' appetites

Investors buoyed by recent successful health initial public offerings see healthcare as a prime market for innovation.

Virtual reality for medical training: How it benefits hospitals

While virtual reality use to train medical employees is still fairly new, some health organizations already are seeing benefits from the technology.