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Linda Kohn, Government Accountability Office

A lack of standards is undermining a push for better electronic health records at the Health and Human Services Department. Linda Kohn, director of Health Care Issues at the Government Accountability Office, told In Depth with Francis Rose she is investigating how recent changes to the EHR strategy might expose program issues the department can fix later on.

Tags: Linda Kohn , GAO , health IT , In Depth

Monday - 03/31/2014, 06:31pm EDT
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A preview of ACT-IAC's Excellence.gov awards

Al Sloane program manager from the Department of Labor's benefits.gov site, and Atacan Donmez, senior director at eGlobal Tech, discuss this year's excellence in government awards.
March 18, 2014

Tags: technology , Department of Labor , Atacan Donmez , eGlobaltech , ACT-IAC , Excellence.gov Awards , digital government , enterprise efficiency , health IT , intergovernmental cooperation , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , Al Sloane

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 07:09pm 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 , 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
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