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Health IT News

HHS readying new health care innovation office

Department of Health and Human Services officials are preparing for the opening of the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in January. The office is supposed to help spread the use of innovative new payment and delivery systems to drive down the cost, and expand the availability of health care nationwide.

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 07:19am EDT
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VA, DoD investigate serious health record error

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to solve the mystery of how the Pentagon's health information system mistakenly accessed a confidential treatment form in the VA's health record system. The mistake kept one veteran from returning to combat.

Friday - 10/15/2010, 06:59am EDT
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Virtualization: compare and contrast

Host John Gilroy discusses the expansion of virtualization with Joe Brown, President, Accelera Solutions.
September 28, 2010

Monday - 09/27/2010, 01:29pm EDT
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NIH issues $20 billion CIO-SP3 RFP

The GWAC is focused on providing health IT services along with other general technology functions. Vendors must have specific health IT capabilities to bid on the contract. NIH said a small business RFP of the contract will be issued soon.

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 07:10am EDT

VA wrestles with portable medical data storage

The Veterans Affairs Department is facing a new challenge when it comes to cybersecurity: letting doctors access patient data outside the workplace. VA CIO Baker said a major policy change may be needed to ensure the agency is meeting the needs of its veterans and the doctors and nurses who serve them.

Monday - 09/20/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Pros and cons of electronic health records

In theory electronic health records are a great idea. However there are problems that must be addressed before they will be widely accepted among physicians and hospitals.

Friday - 08/27/2010, 02:11pm EDT
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DoD seeks ideas to modernize its e-health record

The request for information is part of a broader effort to ensure DoD has capabilities to meet its growing needs and expectations. The Military Health System also has created an EHR Way Ahead Program Office to help oversee the modernization of the health record.

Monday - 08/23/2010, 02:42pm EDT

Paul: Information Sharing Environment expanding

Changes in technology, culture and conditions necessitate not only an update, but growth for the three-year old office.

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 07:51pm EDT
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Paul to lead new information sharing strategy effort

The Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment says the three-year-old document needs to be updated and expanded. This effort is one of five priorities Kshmendra Paul shares in his exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, a month into his new role.

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 07:18am EDT
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New rules might speed adoption of e-health records

Health IT evangelist explains why.

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 04:54pm EDT
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New security prescription at Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun implementing program changes designed to increase security and enhance the experience of its patients.

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 06:40am EDT
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Business of Government Magazine 2010 Spring Edition

July 19th and 21st

Hear from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Federal Environment Executive Michelle Moore, Dr. David Blumenthal on Health IT, Rich Haley on managing financial resources at the FBI, Professor Tom Davenport on analytics and making better decisions, and Alec Ross on using social media to advance U.S. diplomatic goals. All of this and more next week on The Business of Government Magazine show

Friday - 07/16/2010, 11:01am EDT
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Remotely Treating Earthquake Victims

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 06:13pm EDT

Stadiums Utilize EHRs For Injured Fans

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 06:10pm EDT

Social Media & Patient Engagement

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 08:06pm EDT

Health IT Becoming Hot Job Industry

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 08:04pm EDT

Mobility to lead health IT innovation

It will take two to three years for the healthcare industry to catch up to other industries such as retail and banking.

Friday - 06/25/2010, 03:26pm EDT

iPads Could Be Major Health IT Game Changer

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 04:57pm EDT

VA Upgrades VistA

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 04:48pm EDT

Analysis: HHS health IT program is the right start

The Department of Health and Human Services has made it possible for vendors to certify that their electronic health records hardware and software meet the definition of meaningful use for health information technology. Dr. John Loonsk, former director of interoperability and standards in the Office of the National Coordinator, explains what this means.

Monday - 06/21/2010, 11:08am EDT
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