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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 , Defense Health Agency , 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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Where were all the techies for the launch of HealthCare.gov?

In a special commentary, Federal News Radio's Tom Temin asks, where were the crowd-sourcing, cloud-computing, agile-developing, data-dot-goving, code-a-paloozing studs who have been swept into so many agencies by the Obama administration before the launch of HealthCare.gov?

Tags: HealthCare.gov , health IT , websites , Technology , Tom Temin , HHS

Monday - 10/21/2013, 01:36pm EDT

VanRoekel offers silver lining in HealthCare.gov debacle

In his first public comments since the portal launched, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies and contractors can learn from the problems the website encountered. He said many times big failures provide the opening for major changes.

Tags: Technology , health IT , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , HealthCare.gov , program management , Affordable Care Act , ACT-IAC , Executive Leadership Conference , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:29am EDT
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VA, DoD climb the stairs to interoperability together

Dr. Theresa Cullen, chief medical informatics officer at the Veterans Health Administration, leads the program that allows the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to share data to improve the quality of health care they provide.

Tags: Theresa Cullen , VHA , VA , health IT , interoperability , DoD , Technology , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 05:08pm EST
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Why HealthCare.gov still isn't fixed

Some blame procurement for HealthCare.gov's troubles, but the root of the problem with the government's health care website is a matter of pure project management.

Tags: HealthCare.gov , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , Technology , management , Tom Temin , health IT

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 11:45am EST

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 , Defense Health Agency , management , electronic health records , health IT , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

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