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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 , Defense Health Agency , TRICARE , Chuck Hagel

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

White House unveils new open government initiatives

The White House has unveiled new or expanded commitments to open government. Included are plans to adopt an open source software policy, with a deadline of Dec. 31, 2015, as well as plans to improve delivery of government digital services.

Tags: management , best practices , technology , health IT , information sharing , Obama administration , open source , transparency , open government initiatives , DATA Act

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Raj Sharma, CEO, Censeo Consulting

Nov. 15 is the deadline for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to patch up the cybersecurity holes in the Healthcare.gov website. The Government Accountability Office offered 22 technical recommendations to the agency last week. Those problems appear just as the website nears its first birthday. Raj Sharma is co-founder and CEO of the Censeo Consulting Group. On the In Depth with Francis Rose Industry Chatter segment, he shared some ways to predict, and fix, longstanding problems with large federal IT projects like Healthcare.gov.

Tags: In Depth , industry , Industry Chatter , technology , health IT , Raj Sharma , cybersecurity , HealthCare.gov , GAO

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:04pm EDT
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Despite new EHR system, DoD faces big data interoperability challenges

The Defense Department says its forthcoming purchase of a commercial-off-the-shelf electronic health record system is the best way to bring it into line with modern health IT practices and make its data more interoperable. But even after the system is deployed, DoD will be living with legacy data and paper records for years to come.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Veterans Affairs , health IT , technology , ONC , Mary Ann Rockey , Joe Francis , David Bowen , Defense Management Information Exchange , DHA

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 01:21pm EDT
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Silvia Inéz Salazar, National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute is trying to connect with its audience in new ways. Scientists in a user-experience lab are designing technologies and collecting data on customers' experiences to understand the needs of cancer patients and researchers. Silvia Salazar is the Informatics Research Lab Manager at NCI. She shared details about the lab on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , National Cancer Institute , Silvia Salazar , health IT , user-experience lab , technology

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 12:45pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

By next summer, the Defense Department plans to make an award for a new off-the-shelf electronic health record system that meets modern health IT standards. But the system won't be a silver bullet for DoD's challenges in exchanging medical data with VA, or within the department itself. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has details on the legwork DoD will be doing over the next couple years to make its existing data more interoperable.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , DoD , Veteran Affairs , health IT , electronic health record system , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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One vendor team's approach to DoD EHR: Start with VistA

Advocates for VistA, VA's EHR system, shouldn't give up hope yet. There's still some chance that DoD could wind up using the same system VA does, or at least a commercial derivative of it.

Tags: DoD , VistA , Veterans Affairs Department , health IT , technology , Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporter

Friday - 09/12/2014, 06:04pm EDT

DoD broadens its horizons on benefits of new electronic health record system

The Pentagon has been thinking about how to upgrade and replace its electronic health record system for a very long time. But in the eight years that have passed since those discussions began in earnest, much has changed in terms of the capabilities of commercial EHR systems.

Tags: DoD , Douglas Robb , health IT , EHR , Inside the DoD Reporter , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/12/2014, 05:58pm EDT

VA building on My HealtheVet successes with mobile apps

The Veterans Affairs Department will release the Summary of Care and Blue Button applications for mobile devices this fall. The release is part of a burgeoning effort to create connections with patients outside of the traditional office visit.

Tags: technology , VA , Neil Evans , mobile computing , My HealtheVet , health IT , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 03:49am EDT
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RFP officially begins DoD effort to modernize electronic health records

After more than a year of planning, the Defense Department issues the final solicitation for a commercial software to replace its AHLTA program. The Pentagon expects to make a single award for the contract that could be worth $11 billion over its lifetime.

Tags: DoD , technology , electronic health records , health IT , acquisition , contracting , Christopher Miller , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:51am EDT
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