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House committee worried DoD, VA 'moving the goal posts' on e-health records

A House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the decision by the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments to scale back plans for a joint integrated electronic-health records systems dredged up longstanding issues with the two departments' EHR efforts.

Tags: EHR , Roger Baker , health IT , technology , Congress , House , iEHR , Jeff Miller , Elizabeth McGrath

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 04:47pm EST

VA CTO Peter Levin to leave agency

Peter Levin, the Veterans Affairs chief technology officer, is leaving the agency. He follows Roger Baker, the agency's CIO and assistant secretary in the Office of Information and Technology, who resigned last week.

Tags: Peter Levin , CTO , VA , Roger Baker , health IT , Blue Button

Monday - 02/18/2013, 06:00pm EST

DoD, VA accelerate schedule for integrated health record

The two departments are looking for "quick wins" in their integrated health-record strategy, aiming to bring the most important capabilities online three years early.

Tags: DoD , VA , health IT , technology , Integrated Electronic Health Record , Eric Shinseki , Leon Panetta , Roger Baker , Jonathan Woodson , Elizabeth McGrath , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:05pm EST

Health IT initiatives aim to solve 'little data' challenges

The authors of a special report on health IT initiatives join In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss health IT initiatives.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Love , Anne Reed , health IT , ACT-IAC

Monday - 02/04/2013, 05:33pm EST
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VA testing cash prizes to improve its health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying out a new system of contests to make upgrades to its electronic medical record system. The agency plans to award up to three prizes worth $3 million to vendors who create open-source based components to VistA.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , VistA , VMBS , health IT , acquisition , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:32am EST
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Top 3 for 2013 - Bob Otto on federal IT

Bob Otto, executive vice president at Agilex Technologies and the former chief information officer at the Postal Service, shares his technology predictions for next year as part of the special feature Top 3 for 2013

Tags: Bob Otto , Top 3 for 2013 , In Depth , Francis Rose , big data , health IT , federal IT , BYOD

Thursday - 12/27/2012, 04:14pm EST
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Panetta, Shinseki order swifter progress toward joint health records

The heads of DoD and VA met on Thursday, and decided they wanted to a plan to speed up the delivery of an integrated health record system, currently scheduled for implementation in 2017.

Tags: technology , VA , DoD , Eric Shinseki , Leon Panetta , electronic health record , information sharing , health IT , veterans benefits , VBMS , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/07/2012, 06:10am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Oct. 19, 2012

Warren Suss of Suss Consulting discusses Sprint's acquisition by Japanese company Softbank. Harl Sanderson, the "mayor of Beale Air Force Base," is honored as manager of the year. Roger Baker, the CIO at the VA, talks about the benefits of electronic health records. Technology reporter Ed Scannell reviews Windows 8.

Tags: Warren Suss , Sprint , Softbank , Harl Sanderson , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report , Roger Baker , Veterans Affairs , health IT , Ed Scannell , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/19/2012, 09:29am EDT

FDA checking high-risk medical apps for safety

Last year, the FDA proposed a policy to test apps that included "very high-risk interventions" that did not cause any unintended consequences. The agency is now expected to release final policy by the end of this year on which apps it will oversee.

Tags: Bakul Patel , FDA , Mike Honda , House , technology , mobile , health IT , Jolie Lee , Federal Drive

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 02:51pm EDT
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Indian Health Service solving e-health challenges with help from VA

The Indian Health Service is using the success of the Veterans Affairs e-health record program to update its own systems. IHS Acting Chief Information Officer Howard Hays spoke to Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month show about the upgrade.

Tags: Howard Hays , Agency of the Month , Indian Health Service , HHS , information technology , health IT , e-health records

Monday - 10/08/2012, 02:16pm EDT
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