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DoD fights battle of the bulge

Top initiatives addressing nutrition, exercise and smoking will be implemented department-wide, Capt. Kim Elenberg, program manager for Population Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio program.

Tags: DoD , military healthcare , wellness programs , obesity , alcohol abuse , smoking , Kim Elenberg , DHA , Lauren Larson , nutrition

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 12:44pm EDT

DHA builds a healthier DoD workforce through shared services

From health records to rubber gloves, the Defense Health Agency is streamlining health care at the Pentagon. In this week's Agency of the Month radio show, host Lauren Larson speaks with Navy Capt. James Poindexter, acting division chief of Medical Logistics Shared Services, and Dave Bowen, director of health care IT and chief information officer at the Defense Health Agency.

Tags: Dave Bowen , James Poindexter , health care , DoD , military healthcare , Lauren Larson , CIO , Defense Health Agency , information technology , shared services

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 03:31am EDT

Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

The Defense Health agency is streamlining healthcare. It's standardizing the clinical process across its 57 hospitals and 300 clinics and cutting back on excess medical supplies, with the help of the Defense Logistics Agency. Dave Bowen is director of health care IT and chief information officer of the Defense Health Agency. Navy Capt. James Poindexter is acting division chief of Medical Logistics Shared Services. In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, they tell Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson how the new processes save the agency money. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Lauren Larson , Defense Health Agency , James Poindexter , Dave Bowen

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 10:52am EDT
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New era in military medicine takes hold

"For the first time, you have an operational level organization that can directly interface with all the services get their input, organize themselves, really solicit and collaborate with the services so we can build a better military health system," Major General Richard Thomas, chief medical officer and director of DHA Healthcare Operations, told Federal News Radio.

Tags: DHA , Richard Thomas , military medicine , DoD , Lauren Larson , TRICARE , health care

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 08:16am EDT

Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

Defense officials hope a new era in military medicine has arrived. The centerpiece is the seven-month-old Defense Health Agency. It replaced TRICARE Management Activity as part of efforts to streamline the delivery of medical services. Maj. Gen. Richard Thomas is the Chief Medical Officer and director of DHA's Operations Command. As part of Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month, he tells Coordinating Producer Lauren Larson how the agency is streamlining delivery and cutting healthcare costs.

Tags: Lauren Larson , Federal Drive , Richard Thomas , Defense Health Agency

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 09:31am EDT
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How sequestration and hiring freezes are shaping the future of SSA

In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, Dr. Reginald Wells, Deputy Commissioner at the Social Security Administration, discusses the human resources pressures caused by tightening budgets.

Tags: Reginald Wells , SSA , budget , sequestration , CHCO , human resources , Sean McCalley ,

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 11:24am EST
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SSA adjusting to 2014 budget pressures

On this week's Agency of the Month show, Peter Spencer discusses how budget uncertainty is negatively impacting the agency.

Tags: Peter Spencer , SSA , Sean McCalley , budget , management

Friday - 11/01/2013, 11:40am EDT
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SSA shares lessons learned in tight budget climate

In part two of our Agency of the Month interview with Peter Spencer, deputy commissioner for Budget, Finance, Quality and Management at the Social Security Administration, Spencer says lessons learned in 2013 will help the agency moving forward in 2014 and beyond.

Tags: budget , sequestration , Peter Spencer , Sean McCalley , SSA

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 11:14am EST
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DISA streamlines acquisition process to deliver technology to the field

On this week's Agency of the Month show, Jennifer Carter from DISA discusses how her office is working to get the latest technology to war fighters as quickly as possible.

Tags: DISA , Jennifer Carter , technology , acquisition , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 11:37am EDT
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How the JIE will solve DoD's IT problems

Brigadier General Brian Dravis, director of the Joint Information Environment Technical Synchronization Office, says he was skeptical of the JIE initiative at first but, after four months on the job, he's now very confident the department is getting it right.

Tags: Brian Dravis , DISA , DoD , Lauren Larson , Joint Information Environment , technology

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 12:24pm EDT
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