2013 AFCEA Bethesda Health IT Day

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 1:26pm EST

AFCEA Bethesda hosts its sixth Health IT Day on Weds. November 13, 2013.

Federal News Radio broadcast live from the event. Listen to host Emily Kopp's interviews with event participants and organizers below.

Leslie Steele
President
AFCEA Bethesda

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Some of the top names in federal health technology are on Capitol Hill today testifying about the rollout of HealthCare.gov before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. A few buildings over, cybersecurity experts will be talking about the health care website before the House Homeland Security Committee.

At the same time, other federal technology leaders are discussing ways they can use technology and data to improve the quality of healthcare at AFCEA Bethesda's 6th Health IT Day.

Emily spoke with Leslie Steele, president of AFCEA Bethesda, about what attendees can expect at the conference.

Adam Dole
Presidential Innovation Fellow
Department of Health and Human Services

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The federal government wants more Blue Buttons. The initiative began with veterans but is spreading to the rest of the country. It lets patients access their own medical histories online. Adam Dole, a Presidential Innovation Fellow with experience in public and private sector health IT, is now helping the Health and Human Services Department write the next chapter in the Blue Button's evolution. Adam spoke with Emily about what comes next.

Dr. Theresa Cullen
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Veterans Health Administration

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Leaders in the healthcare community are thinking of ways they can use data to improve the quality of health care.The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments have joined forces to create Vista Evolution a system that allows the exchange of electronic health records information between the two. Theresa Cullen, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at the Veterans Health Administration and the head of the initiative, spoke with Emily about the next steps in the process. Emily caught up with Cullen at AFCEA Bethesda's Health IT Day.