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The agencies soon will issue solicitations that will take them one step closer to deploying integrated electronic health records for service members, veterans and their families. The departments have been working on the project for years but have only recently begun to demonstrate tangible progress.
Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health records , health IT , technology , Ruben Gomez , Barclay Butler , Jeff Miller , Ed Meagher , Robert Wah , Obama Impact , House Veterans Affairs Committee , CSC , SRA , DoD Report , Federal Drive
In part 2 of Federal News Radio's special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years, we examine the success and change brought by five technology initiatives. We rated three as effective, one as having made some progress, but more is needed, and a fifth as ineffective.
Veterans Affairs PHR effort has already gone far beyond VA. After reaching 1 million users, originators of the project have set their sights on 100 million.
DoD and VA have both committed to moving from their legacy electronic health record systems to a joint, integrated system by 2017. But there are challenges: an aggressive timeline and an acquisition culture that's not been suited to agility in the past.
The development of a shared records system between the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs is making progress thanks to several pilots. VA-DoD is taking the lessons learned from the tests and applying them to future pilots.
Tougher cybersecurity regulations could be the final step for Stage 2 of the HITECH Act, which aims to implement electronic health records. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services want hospitals to prove their EHRs are encrypted and secure.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to big data.
It's offering a $75,000 prize for the development of an application that mashes up personal health data with larger information sets. The goal? Making big data more beneficial for patients.
Entries are due September 5th.
The Pentagon is releasing an open-source version of the electronic health record software used on the battlefield. It's meant for rough and remote situations. Medics need only a laptop to document troops' injuries in a way that can be stored and transmitted later when connected to a network.
Todd Park, chief technology officer of the United States, will talk about Datapalooza, and solutions to federal healthcare IT problems.
May 29, 2012
Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary Eric Shinseki announce an expansion in 2014 of initial capability of the joint electronic health record to two more sites.