Future of Pentagon Health IT

Wednesday - 3/25/2009, 1:44pm EDT

Improving the military's health IT program is a priority in the new White House budget proposal. The House Armed Services Subcommittees on Joint Military Personnel and Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities called a panel of witnesses to find out how they expect to make progress.

Witness panels:

Panel 1:

Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command and Army Surgeon General

Lieutenant Colonel Hon Pak, Army Chief Medical Information Officer

Rear Admiral Thomas Cullison, Navy Deputy Surgeon General

Major General Dr. Charles Bruce Green, Air Force Deputy Surgeon General

Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Donald Kowalewski, Internal Medicine Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General

Captain Dr. Robert Marshall, Director of Medical Informatics at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in the US Navy

Panel 2:

Ward Casscells, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Charles Campbell, Chief Information Officer, Military Health System

Colonel Claude Hines Jr., Program Manager, Defense Health Information Management Systems

Tommy Morris, Acting Director, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection & Readiness Programs

Tim Harp, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Information Technology Acquisition