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Health IT News

Panetta, Shinseki order swifter progress toward joint health records

The heads of DoD and VA met on Thursday, and decided they wanted to a plan to speed up the delivery of an integrated health record system, currently scheduled for implementation in 2017.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 06:10am EST
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MHS takes cautious, yet innovative, approach to mobile health initiatives

Mark Goodge, the chief technology officer of the Military Health System, said the agency is putting the right frameworks and policies in place to enable a more robust computing environment where patients and health care providers can take advantage of smartphones and tablets. With 9.6 million people under its care, Goodge said MHS's number one priority is security.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 03:00am EST
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$20B in Defense MAC's & e-health records stand up to Sandy

On this week's Capital Impact show, analysts examine multiple award contracts at the Defense Department and how e-health records helped patients during Hurricane Sandy.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 11:12am EST
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Cutting healthcare costs

Accenture's Marcia DeFalco and Rod Benson from Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney, will talk about an upcoming event that focuses on reducing Healthcare IT costs.
October 30, 2012

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 03:51pm EDT
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ONC expanding Blue Button capabilities

David Muntz serves as the principal deputy national coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He joins Federal News Radio as this week's guest on Agency of the Month.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 11:21am EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 19, 2012

Warren Suss of Suss Consulting discusses Sprint's acquisition by Japanese company Softbank. Harl Sanderson, the "mayor of Beale Air Force Base," is honored as manager of the year. Roger Baker, the CIO at the VA, talks about the benefits of electronic health records. Technology reporter Ed Scannell reviews Windows 8.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 09:29am EDT

Affordable Care Act gives CMS shared services a shot in the arm

Agency CIO Tony Trenkle said CMS is building the foundation for four enterprisewide applications, including identity management and an enterprise portal.
October 18, 2012

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 10:55pm EDT
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A new approach to big data

Tim White, global head for Government and Intelligence at YarcData, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how to solve the big data issues plaguing your organization.
October 16, 2012

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 09:44pm EDT
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Indian Health Service solving e-health challenges with help from VA

The Indian Health Service is using the success of the Veterans Affairs e-health record program to update its own systems. IHS Acting Chief Information Officer Howard Hays spoke to Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month show about the upgrade.

Monday - 10/08/2012, 02:16pm EDT
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Healthcare IT

Greg Wappel, vice president for Business Development for Adeptus Solution, Inc., will discuss patient claims processing and other healthcare IT issues.
October 2, 2012

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 01:00am EDT
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DoD, VA's health IT efforts grow out of leadership, necessity

The agencies soon will issue solicitations that will take them one step closer to deploying integrated electronic health records for service members, veterans and their families. The departments have been working on the project for years but have only recently begun to demonstrate tangible progress.

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:35am EDT
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Technology reforms give agencies a needed lift

In part 2 of Federal News Radio's special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years, we examine the success and change brought by five technology initiatives. We rated three as effective, one as having made some progress, but more is needed, and a fifth as ineffective.

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:25am EDT

VA's Blue Button now at 1 million users, aims at 100 million soon

Veterans Affairs PHR effort has already gone far beyond VA. After reaching 1 million users, originators of the project have set their sights on 100 million.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:42am EDT
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Sequestration, electronic health records, and a Dodd-Frank update

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss three companies that may benefit from sequestration, rules that could slow the adoption for electronic health records, and the latest on Dodd-Frank.
September 6, 2012

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 06:39pm EDT
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Integrated health record tests DoD's agile acquisition aspirations

DoD and VA have both committed to moving from their legacy electronic health record systems to a joint, integrated system by 2017. But there are challenges: an aggressive timeline and an acquisition culture that's not been suited to agility in the past.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 05:11am EDT
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The BlueButton Initiative: What is it and how does it work?

Damon Davis, special assistant at HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, talks about how the BlueButton Initiative is improving healthcare IT at his agency.
August 21, 2012

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 10:56pm EDT
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Healthcare IT interoperability

Mario Hyland from AEGIS.net will talk about exchanging information between medical systems.
July 31, 2012(Encore presentation August 28, 2012)

Tuesday - 07/31/2012, 11:39pm EDT
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Step 2 of EHR rules focuses on security

Tougher cybersecurity regulations could be the final step for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act, which aims to implement electronic health records. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services want hospitals to prove their EHRs are encrypted and secure.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 01:39pm EDT

DoD, VA joint e-health record ahead of schedule

The development of a shared records system between the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs is making progress thanks to several pilots. VA-DoD is taking the lessons learned from the tests and applying them to future pilots.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 03:32pm EDT
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Healthcare IT In Government - "Progress & Best Practices"

Listen June 26th at 12pm

Program will discuss the Current Status and Progress Made in Healthcare IT & with the NHIN, Best Practices & Benefits, Improvements in Security & Privacy of EHR's, and a Vision for The Future for Healthcare IT & NHIN

Monday - 06/18/2012, 12:42pm EDT
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