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DoD chooses interoperability over integration for new e-health record system

Frank Kendall says many different factors played into the Pentagon's decision to go with a competitive bidding process to develop its integrated electronic health record system, instead of adopting VA's VistA program. He said DoD wants to ensure its system is interoperable not just with VA hospitals but with civilian health facilities as well. In addition, Kendall cited cultural differences between the two large agencies.

Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health record , health IT , technology , information sharing , VistA , AHLTA , Frank Kendall , Mike Michaud , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:42am EDT
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White House mandates open data, releases new tools

President Barack Obama issued a new policy and signed an Executive Order requiring data to be open, machine-readable and safeguarded.

Tags: technology , open data , OMB , information sharing , Data.gov , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 09:44am EDT

Do Not Pay list lacks data as implementation nears

Senate lawmakers are promising to change the laws to let agencies have easier access to the Death Master File and other key databases. Starting June 1, agencies must check the Do Not Pay list before issuing any money.

Tags: management , financial management , Danny Werfel , OMB , Richard Gregg , Treasury , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , improper payments , SSA , Death Master File , information sharing , Marianna LaCanfora , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 05:49am EDT
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Agencies applying threat intelligence to stem tide of cyber attacks

The idea behind cyber threat intelligence is to understand more about the attack and the attacker than ever before by matching up patterns, anomalies and other characteristics of the bad guys. Energy, DoD, Commerce and DHS are all analyzing cyber attack data to develop this more complete picture.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , McAfee , Alma Cole , DHS , Gil Vega , Energy , Commerce , Simon Szykman , DoD , Teri Takai , information sharing , Public-private partnership , Threat intelligence , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 05:39am EDT

Compliance and medical data exchange

Lee Barrett, executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, will discuss interoperability and how to transfer sensitive healthcare data in a secure manner.
April 23, 2013

Tags: technology , compliance , Healthcare IT , interoperability , Jason Miller , electronic health records , Lee Barrett , EHNAC , HIPPA , records sharing , records management , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , Department of Veterans Affairs , Electronic health records sharing , information sharing , HHS , secure messaging , WEDI

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 09:50pm EDT
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Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

A memo obtained by Federal News Radio points to a split in thinking inside the Pentagon's efforts to achieve interoperability with VA's electronic health record system. An assessment by the Pentagon's office of operational test and evaluation, an internal acquisition watchdog, finds DoD's project to build a new electronic health record is "likely to be detrimental to the President's goals" for interoperable health IT.

Tags: DoD , VA , health IT , Integrated health records system , iEHR , Michael Gilmore , technology , information sharing , Jared Serbu , exclusive

Monday - 04/22/2013, 08:02pm EDT

House approves FISMA modernization bill, two other cyber bills

An update to the Federal Information Security Management Act and the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013 passed through the House Tuesday night. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act also passed, but faces a veto threat because of concerns over data protection.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Congress , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , White House , FISMA , information sharing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:23am EDT

NIST, industry begin journey to develop cyber framework

Collaboration and a better way to measure risk emerge as the two main factors in developing a more integrated approach to protecting critical infrastructure systems and networks. At the first of four workshops, NIST got the lowdown from owners and operators as well as information sharing centers on what's working and what needs to be at the forefront as the framework is developed.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , Pat Gallagher , information sharing , executive order , industry , Tim Roxey , NERC , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 06:24am EDT
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Healthcare IT and interoperability

Doctor Doug Fridsma, chief science officer for HHS's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will discuss how interoperability will make it easier to share health information.
April 2, 2013

Tags: technology , Healthcare IT , interoperability , electronic health records , enterprise systems , HHS , Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT , information sharing , records management , Blue Button initiative , mobile devices , health information exchange , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , Doug Fridsma

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 10:52pm EDT
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White House seeks to shed the risk-averse cyber information sharing culture

President Obama's recent executive order directing that cyber threat information be shared more broadly with the private sector risks making the data less useful to the intelligence agencies that gather and process it. But the risk is worth the potential reward.

Tags: cybersecurity , White House , industry , critical infrastructure , information sharing , Enhanced Cybersecurity Services , Andy Ozment , Jared Serbu , AFCEA

Monday - 02/25/2013, 05:10am EST
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