health care

VA extends partnership with IBM Watson to use AI in cancer treatment

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 days ago

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

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 5 days ago

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

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 months ago

The rule overrides a patchwork of state-specific telehealth rules with a single dictate: doctors anywhere can treat patients anywhere.

ONC ‘hard at work’ on standards for big-picture data about U.S. health care

by Carten Cordell • 3 months ago

Donald Rucker, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, says it’s time for the industry to start taking better advantage of population-level data.

Coast Guard to adopt DoD’s health records system

by Carten Cordell • 3 months ago

The Defense Health Agency outlined plans to add the Coast Guard to a contract it struck with Leidos and Cerner.

ONC’s Rucker says it’s time for a regulatory overhaul of health IT

by Carten Cordell • 5 months ago

The ONC chief said that regulatory accumulation in the health care sector is impacting how it embraces technology, and it’s time for reform.