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Health IT News

Lawmakers: CMS should rely on states to fight fraud

States need to help CMS fight fraudulent claims, says Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:58pm EDT
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NIH connects patients, providers with health care info

"Patients using portals or EHRs that have implemented MedlinePlus Connect can access easy-to-understand health information on MedlinePlus that is directly related to their diagnoses, medications, and lab tests," according to HHS in a press release.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 10:51am EDT
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Health research initiative awarded, encourages innovation

Office of National Coordinator for Health IT gives $5 million to two companies to work on new services.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 06:56pm EDT

VA, DoD to test initial joint e-health record in July

Agency officials will meet in June to approve the rollout of the first piece of an integrated and interoperable electronic health record for soldiers and veterans. VA and DoD also are creating a centralized database that will be located in DISA's data centers.

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 07:04pm EDT
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DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

Moving into a new building has allowed DISA to revamp its technology infrastructure, including consolidating circuits, servers and paper records. The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical is building a new network to carry health data and applications for three services to share. Both organizations say without BRAC, these changes would have taken longer to happen.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:52am EDT
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Markle Foundation to help advance e-health records

Laura Bailyn, the new senior director health initiatives at the Markle Foundation, discusses the ways the foundation is trying to improve health IT worldwide.

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 12:30pm EST
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HHS driving electronic health record standards

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology wants to make exchanging electronic health records as easy as sending an e-mail.

Friday - 01/21/2011, 06:36pm EST
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HHS promotes simpler e-health record exchanges

The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT will spend the next year making it easier for health care providers to share patient data. Data sharing and interoperability are one of four major barriers the federal government is helping doctors and hospitals overcome.

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:18am EST

2010 and Beyond: Health IT

Dr. Harry Greenspun, the chief medical officer for Dell, told the DorobekINSIDER how health IT has changed in 2010, as part of the series '2010 and Beyond.'

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:43pm EST
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HHS certification takes Health IT one step closer

But who will certify the certifiers? We get a feel for how Health IT certification works from HHS's Dr. Doug Fridsma.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 10:41am EST
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VA's VistA health IT system could be national model

The VA's VistA health IT system could be national model, said James Herbsleb, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, in an interview with the DorobekINSIDER.

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 09:11pm EST
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VA wants to bring innovation to VistA

Agency CIO Baker said moving the electronic health system to open source would let VA to more easily and more quickly use software developed outside of the department. VA's decision comes after an industry panel recommended 10 ways to fix VistA.

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 07:18pm EST
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Seligman preparing CDC for larger role in health IT

CDC Chief information officer, Jim Seligman, tells host Jason Miller how his agency is playing a growing role in health information technology by investing in health data exchange and bio surveillance.
October 28, 2010

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 11:56am EDT
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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
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