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11:12 am, November 26, 2014

Health IT News

Rep. Issa adds tech companies to list of HealthCare.gov inquiries

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent letters to Verizon Enterprise Inc., Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Expedia asking if they are part of the administration's "tech surge" to fix the Affordable Care Act portal.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 02:49pm EDT

House Republicans press OMB for details on its oversight of HealthCare.gov

In a letter to federal CIO Steve VanRoekel and federal CTO Todd Park, Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairmen want documents and information on whether the program went under a TechStat review and whether the White House made decisions that impacted the use of federal IT best practices.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 01:29pm EDT

Where were all the techies for the launch of HealthCare.gov?

In a special commentary, Federal News Radio's Tom Temin asks, where were the crowd-sourcing, cloud-computing, agile-developing, data-dot-goving, code-a-paloozing studs who have been swept into so many agencies by the Obama administration before the launch of HealthCare.gov?

Monday - 10/21/2013, 01:36pm EDT

Health care interoperability standards

Dr. Devin Jopp, CEO of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Exchange, will talk about his organization and the benefits of exchanging health care data electronically.
October 15, 2013

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 08:25pm EDT
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The 2013 Executive Leadership Conference

Jim Williams and Rick Holgate from ACT-IAC will fill us in on next month's 2013 Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg Virginia.
September 17, 2013

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 10:57pm EDT
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The healthcare claims process

Tom Romeo, president of MAXIMUS Federal explains how the appeals process works when a healthcare claim is rejected.
September 3, 2013

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 12:16am EDT
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Healthcare IT in work boots

Mary Nicholas and Jim Moyer from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation will discuss how to improve outcomes and reduce costs in healthcare IT.
August 27, 2013

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 10:27pm EDT
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VA counting on telemedicine to improve, expand care to vets

At a recent health IT demonstration, the Veterans Affairs Department showcased nine different technologies that it hopes will change how it delivers health care. The agency is testing medical mobile apps on iPads with 1,000 severely injured veterans.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:15am EDT
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CMS, IRS promise to meet cybersecurity requirements to protect Affordable Care Act data

While leaders at CMS said the hub connecting personal information stored in the health insurance marketplace to multiple agencies will be ready by the Oct. 1 deadline, legislators are concerned with how well CMS is securing individuals' personal information from cyber threats.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:31pm EDT

DoD, VA reassure Congress of continued growth of health data sharing

House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees inserted a provision in the fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization Bill requiring DoD and VA to have an interoperable health record system by 2017. Agency officials say they already are and will continue to share health care data, but having one integrated, interoperable health care management system is no longer necessary.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:29am EDT
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Web site design for federal agencies

Aquilent's Mark Pietrasanta and Sean Fitzpatrick, join host John Gilroy to discuss what federal agencies can do to make their websites more user friendly.
July 2, 2013

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 07:23pm EDT
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Managing your data in the cloud

Dan Juengst, senior cloud strategist for Red Hat discusses how his company is helping federal agencies with their cloud computing needs.
June 11, 2013

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 10:52pm EDT
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DoD chooses interoperability over integration for new e-health record system

Frank Kendall says many different factors played into the Pentagon's decision to go with a competitive bidding process to develop its integrated electronic health record system, instead of adopting VA's VistA program. He said DoD wants to ensure its system is interoperable not just with VA hospitals but with civilian health facilities as well. In addition, Kendall cited cultural differences between the two large agencies.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:42am EDT
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DoD to pursue commercial alternative to VA's VistA

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has decided to turn to the commercial marketplace for an integrated electronic health records solution rather than adopting VA' Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture. He cited market research that showed turning to the competitive process would generate reduced cost and technical risk for DoD.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 07:04am EDT

Datapalooza IV and open government

US CTO Todd Park and HHS CIO Bryan Sivak talk about this year's Datapalooza event, which takes place next month in Washington D.C.
May 21, 2013

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:39pm EDT
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Healthcare public-private partnerships

Jose Domingos and Matthew Hughes from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, join host John Gilroy to talk about how their company is helping federal agencies improve their healthcare services.
May 7, 2013

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 10:21pm EDT
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Improving Healthcare Outcomes through IT Policy

How Health IT Enables Better quality at lower cost. Adapting IT processes to meet evolving public policy requirements is essential to delivering efficient, quality healthcare. Government, health IT professionals, and providers are racing to meet the changing federal and state regulations, while struggling with tightening budgets, sequestration, and mandates to improve care and reduce cost — all while expanding access to millions of new patients. Join us as we explore the many nuances to improving healthcare outcomes through IT policy with our esteemed panel of nationally-recognized experts in the field of healthcare outcomes and IT policy.

Join the conversation on these topics and more…at the 9th Annual Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition. Register today.

Registration is now Complimentary for Any Federal Employee or Hospital/IDN/Ambulatory Practice Employees!

Just announced Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM and Stephen Warren, Acting CIO of the VA have been added to the speakers for the Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 01:38pm EDT
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mHealth, standards, and healthcare IT

John Gilroy hosts a roundtable discussion of mobile health applications and and how they can be certified to meet specific standards.
April 30, 2013

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 10:02pm EDT
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Compliance and medical data exchange

Lee Barrett, executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, will discuss interoperability and how to transfer sensitive healthcare data in a secure manner.
April 23, 2013

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 09:50pm EDT
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Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

A memo obtained by Federal News Radio points to a split in thinking inside the Pentagon's efforts to achieve interoperability with VA's electronic health record system. An assessment by the Pentagon's office of operational test and evaluation, an internal acquisition watchdog, finds DoD's project to build a new electronic health record is "likely to be detrimental to the President's goals" for interoperable health IT.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 08:02pm EDT
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