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Technology reforms give agencies a needed lift

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.

Tags: technology , Obama Impact , cybersecurity , openness and transparency , IT reform , health IT , information sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 03:25am EDT

VA's Blue Button now at 1 million users, aims at 100 million soon

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.

Tags: VA , Blue Button , Peter Levin , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , health IT , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:42am EDT
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Integrated health record tests DoD's agile acquisition aspirations

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.

Tags: DoD , VA , Integrated Electronic Health Record , technology , health IT , Barclay Butler , Michael Weiner , Leon Panetta , Eric Shinseki , Susan Perez , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/31/2012, 05:11am EDT
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DoD, VA joint e-health record ahead of schedule

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.

Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health records , health IT , technology , Federal Drive , Esther Carey , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/02/2012, 03:32pm EDT
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Step 2 of EHR rules focuses on security

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.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , HITECH Act , EHR , health IT , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 01:39pm EDT

ONC offers $75k for new health data app

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.

Tags: technology , health IT , The Big Data Report , MarkLogic , ONC

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:02pm EDT

Pentagon releases open-source health record software

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.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , technology , health IT

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 08:40am EDT

Q&A with U.S. CTO Todd Park

Todd Park, chief technology officer of the United States, will talk about Datapalooza, and solutions to federal healthcare IT problems.
May 29, 2012

Tags: technology , health IT , Datapalooza , DHS , Presidential Innovations Fellows program , MyGov , Open Data Initiatives , Blue Button , RFP EZ , 20% campaign , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 12:05am EDT
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DoD, VA building on early success of joint e-health record

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.

Tags: technology , Leon Panetta , DoD , Eric Shinseki , VA , health IT , electronic health record , information sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 06:06am EDT
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Q & A with Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman

Washington Technology Editor in Chief Nick Wakeman joins host Mark Amtower for a wide ranging discussion of the big technology and acquisition stories.
APril 30, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , mergers and acquisitions , Washington Technology , Nick Wakeman , GDIT , CSC , Lockheed , health IT , cybersecurity , PR , Amtower Off Center , Mark Amtower

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:41pm EDT
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