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Review finds Military Health System has no systemic problems

A Pentagon review of the military's health facilities concluded the quality of DoD's medical system is generally in line with what's offered by private sector providers. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said "average" is not good enough.

Tags: Jared Serbu , management , pay and benefits , technology , health IT , DoD , MHS , TRICARE , Chuck Hagel

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:44am EDT

DHA plans ‘gates' to qualify vendors for $20 bil IDIQ contract

The Defense Health Agency is conducting market research in advance of a planned RFP for a 10-year, $20 billion IT services and support contract. It's possible that vendors will be added to the contract without a formal source selection process.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , strategic sourcing , Scott Svabek , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/05/2014, 11:36am EDT
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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: Agency of the Month , Dave Bowen , James Poindexter , health care , DoD , military healthcare , Lauren Larson , CIO , 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 , Agency of the Month , James Poindexter , Dave Bowen

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 10:52am EDT
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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 , Agency of the Month , Richard Thomas ,

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 09:31am EDT
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VA gets new tool to speed up claims processing, reduce backlog

DoD opens its electronic medical records to VA claims processors for the first time. The goal is to shave days or weeks from the time it takes VA to decide disability claims for recently separated service members. But the launch of the system has had a few bugs.

Tags: technology , health IT , information sharing , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Dave Bowen , AFGE , Richard Thomas , Gerald Manar , Veterans of Foreign Wars , Eric Jenkins , Lorraine Landfried , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/07/2014, 04:23am EST
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Defense Health Agency comes into shape through IT shared services

Dave Bowen, the director of health care IT and chief information officer for DHA, said the business case for the three-month-old organization shows potential savings by eliminating duplicative systems, networks and applications.

Tags: technology , Dave Bowen , DoD , management , electronic health records , health IT , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 01:20pm EST
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