health care

New NIH challenge targets apps for improved Alzheimer’s care

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 weeks ago

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

by Billy Mitchell • 1 month ago

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

by Carten Cordell • 2 months ago

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

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 5 months ago

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