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Health IT News

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

NIST hosts two-day workshop on big data

Big data enthusiasts from government, industry and academia are getting their hands dirty. The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation held a two-day workshop recently to explore the technologies needed to collect and analyze big data. Attendees also examined how big data can enhance areas like science, health and security. The government announced in March its plans to invest $200 million dollars in the growing field.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 04:45pm EDT

ONC offers $75k for new health data app

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to big data.

It's offering a $75,000 prize for the development of an application that mashes up personal health data with larger information sets. The goal? Making big data more beneficial for patients.

Entries are due September 5th.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:02pm EDT

Contest shows how big data can improve health care

Participants in the Health 2.0 Boston Big Data Code-a-Thon were challenged to create applications that turned large amounts of health data into usable information.

The winner - the "No Sleep Kills" website, which teaches people about the dangers of not getting enough sleep.

Developers used data from multiple sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create the site.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 04:57pm EDT

Pentagon releases open-source health record software

The Pentagon is releasing an open-source version of the electronic health record software used on the battlefield. It's meant for rough and remote situations. Medics need only a laptop to document troops' injuries in a way that can be stored and transmitted later when connected to a network.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 08:40am EDT

Q&A with U.S. CTO Todd Park

Todd Park, chief technology officer of the United States, will talk about Datapalooza, and solutions to federal healthcare IT problems.
May 29, 2012

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 12:05am EDT
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DoD, VA building on early success of joint e-health record

Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary Eric Shinseki announce an expansion in 2014 of initial capability of the joint electronic health record to two more sites.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 06:06am EDT
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Health IT: A Policy Change Agent

As we near critical health policy deadlines, it is essential for the federal sector to understand how secure, interoperable health data exchange can improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and safety of care. Laws, such as the Affordable Care Act, are influencing how IT must be harnessed by providers and payers in the public & private sectors.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 11:51am EDT
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Q & A with Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman

Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of the big technology and acquisition stories.
APril 30, 2012

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:41pm EDT
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VA, National Archives team up to help dig out of claims backlog

The Veterans Affairs department has signed a deal with the National Archives and Records Administration to start digitizing billions of pages of paper documents dealing with Veterans' benefit claims.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 05:23am EDT
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Q & A with Aneesh Chopra

Host John Gilroy will talk federal IT issues with former White House Chief Information Officer Aneesh Chopra.
April 24, 2012

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 11:28pm EDT
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Datapalooza, the Data Navigator, and more

Niall Brennan, director for Policy and the Data Analytics Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will talk about how to process large volumes of data.
April 17, 2012

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 10:24pm EDT
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The current state of contracting

Host Mark Amtower talks about the big contracting issues with Northrup Grumman's Ed Swallow and Dan Mintz from PowerTek Corporation.
April 9, 2012(Encore presentation April 23, 2012)

Monday - 04/09/2012, 11:51pm EDT
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Military Health System must balance old, new health IT

Karen Guice, the acting CIO for the Military Health System, said her office is working the Veterans Affairs Department to ensure the transition to the new electronic health record from legacy systems is as seamless as possible. She said DoD and VA are working on a data taxonomy.
April 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 14, 2012)

Friday - 04/06/2012, 12:54am EDT
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VA awards previously-terminated e-health records contract to Harris

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a previously-terminated e-health record contract to Harris Corporation.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 04:55pm EDT

Health care IT

Kerry McDermott, senior policy director at WestHealth Policy Center will discuss a wide range of healthcare issues, with host John Gilroy.
March 20, 2012(Encore presentation May 22, 2012)

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 11:12pm EDT
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Analysis: VA, DoD e-health contract cancellation won't affect implementation

The cancellation is only a minor setback, though, said former national health IT coordinator David Brailer in an interview with Federal News Radio's Ruben Gomez.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 08:17am EDT
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Frank Baitman takes over as HHS CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services taps Frank Baitman to be its new chief information officer. He comes to HHS from the Food and Drug Administration where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 04:11pm EST

DISA data centers to play host to VA-DoD health records system

The Veterans Affairs Department announced in January plans to to move electronic health records under its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) to data centers managed by the Defense Information System Agency. VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker said it the co-location of systems on DISA's servers was a 'logical move.'

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 08:56pm EST
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