New NIH challenge targets apps for improved Alzheimer’s care
Suggested ideas include software to aid communication between doctors and Alzheimer's patients, an application to connect patients to existing community resources and more.
White House hosts developers conference on Blue Button 2.0
Since the launch of Blue Button 2.0, Seema Verma explained, CMS has seen more than 600 developers “that are starting to look at our data” to build on top of the platform.
Watchdog: OPM’s health insurance claims system needs security refresh
The IT system that holds federal employee health insurance claims records is not meeting various security monitoring requirements, a report has found.
VA extends partnership with IBM Watson to use AI in cancer treatment
The agency is using the company's AI — as part of a free trial run of the technology — to treat stage four cancer patients.
VA’s new text message appointment reminder system is reducing no-shows
VEText is one of the VA's many small projects aimed at making the agency more customer-friendly.
New VA rule allows for telehealth care across state lines
The rule overrides a patchwork of state-specific telehealth rules with a single dictate: doctors anywhere can treat patients anywhere.