County and local organizations can use the data displayed on the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect2Health map to understand what counties need the most health and broadband assistance and what policies could be created to improve health care and Internet access in specific areas.

The number of hospitals using electronic health records in 2016 is more than nine times the number in 2008, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s 2016 report to Congress.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $4.7 million for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, which will support 18 projects across 16 states.

Later this month, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society will open its new, interactive Cybersecurity Hub at the HIMSS Innovation Center, within the health IT floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation, in downtown Cleveland.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded $5.5 million to four regional medical center groups being added to the national network of health care provider organizations implementing the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.

The health care system should make sure the data being generated by medical research is better integrated and shared, develop better cures, and get information to patients sooner, according to President Barack Obama.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announced it is helping develop new genetic sequencing platforms to help curb the spread of influenza and antibiotic-resistant infections.

The University of California and UnitedHealth Group have joined into a 10-year partnership to transition California to a value-based healthcare system and improving patient care across the board.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT gave $1.5 million to seven recipients of two Cooperative Agreement programs–the High Impact Pilot and Standards Exploration Award–to improve patient information sharing.

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