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VA kills $100M contract at heart of e-health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs has terminated a $102 million contract for a key component of the e-health record system that is supposed to help streamline the health care that VA and the Defense Department provides to service members, veterans and their families. The agency says it is determining its next steps.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 06:01pm EST

VA issues stop-work order on crucial element of e-health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a stop-work order on a key component of the integrated electronic health record system it isdeveloping with the Defense Department. Virginia-based ASM Research won the $103 million contract.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:07am EST
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GSA website now offers 100 federal apps

In less than two years, the General Services Administration's mobile application website has grown from offering 15 apps to 100.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 09:16am EST
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ONC developing mobile security in health IT

ONC said it wants to encourage the adoption of new technologies in clinical settings, but it also want to make sure patient privacy is kept safe and secure.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 08:27am EST
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Mergers and acquisitions

KippsDeSanto Managing Director Kevin DeSanto joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of the merger and acquisition market.
January 30, 2012(Encore presentation March 26, 2012)

Monday - 01/30/2012, 11:09pm EST
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Federal health plans to offer Blue Button digital health-record access

All health insurance options in federal health plans will soon allow members to download a digital version of their health records using a technology called Blue Button, the Office of Personnel Management announced. The adoption of the Blue Button technology, whose use was spearheaded by the Veterans Affairs Department, will make it easer to share digital records with family members and physicians.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 08:07pm EST

Sharing medical information safely and securely

Host John Gilroy is joined by CNSI Senior Vice President Shaliesh Patel. They will discuss the challenges in helping citizens get more involved in their own healthcare.
November 29, 2011(Encore presentation December 20, 2011)

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 10:56pm EST
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Indian Health Service facing data deadline

Acting CIO Howard Hays said the agency is taking advantage of the work VA is doing to update its systems. Indian Health Services borrows heavily from VA's VistA electronic health records system.
November 17, 2011(Encore presentation December 29, 2011)

Friday - 11/18/2011, 12:58am EST
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How innovation can help you do more with less

Host John Gilroy will talk cloud computing, health IT, and mobile technology with Tracey Graves-Stevens, President and CEO of Innoviss.
November 15, 2011

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 12:21am EST
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Electronic medical records

Host Bob Leins and John Elliot are joined by Kaiser Permanente's Dr. Jaewon Ryu, Jeff Goldman and John Patrick. They discuss how health care is being changed by the widespread use of electronic medical records.
November 14, 2011

Monday - 11/14/2011, 08:43pm EST
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Are EHRs a cyber crime magnet?

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who is also a medical doctor, said electronic health records could be a powerful magnet for cyber criminals, NextGov reports.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 10:19am EST

VA's mobile strategy aims for flexibility, multiple devices

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to hedge its bets when it comes to its planned rollout of up to 100,000 tablet devices. IT leaders worry about the unpredictability of the mobile technology landscape, and don't want to spend millions to develop apps for a platform that risks being superseded by a competitor.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 05:52am EDT
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Small business can be big player in health IT

Michael Fischetti, director of Acquisition Management and Support at TRICARE Management Activity, discusses how small business fits into his agency's health IT mission.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 11:07am EDT
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Telemedicine offers benefits, risks

While telemedicine may sound like science fiction, it is already a reality, Scholl said. And NIST is working on standards to make the overlaying technology work.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 10:11am EDT
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DoD, VA health IT records require speaking in 'same language'

Beth McGrath, the deputy chief performance officer at DoD, discussed why an interoperable electronic health record or EHR makes sense and how the project is coming along.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 09:22am EDT
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VA's Blue Button now being adopted by private sector

The Veterans Affairs Department is trying to get the wider public to adopt the "Blue Button" technology it developed to give its patients direct access to their medical information. Atlanta-based RelayHealth won a department-sponsored contest for the fastest company to develop and implement the single-click technology that allows patients to download their health records.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 05:24am EDT
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Long term care and an update on the congressional supercommittee

Host Mike Causey is joined by Paul Forte and Beth O'Brien of Long Term Care Partners, and Federal Times reporter Stephen Losey.
October 26, 2011

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 10:54pm EDT
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Gathering and securing health information

Host John Gilroy is joined by John Booth, director of Web and New Media services at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service.
October 11, 2011

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 11:27pm EDT
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Gathering and securing health information

Host John Gilroy is joined by Jon Booth, director of Web and New Media Services at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services.
October 11, 2011

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 06:20pm EDT
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VA gains granular view of impact of green IT

The Lebanon Medical Center in Pennsylvania is using a new dashboard to measure how it's implementing sustainability efforts. VA expects to save or avoid about $178,000 in the first year of the portal's use at the facility.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:21pm EDT
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