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After a failed attempt to build a shared system with VA, the Defense Department is in a hurry to replace its aging health IT system. DoD says the final product will be an off-the-shelf commercial solution with as few changes as possible.
The Chicago-based company Accretive Health agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after a data breach in 2011 left more than 23,000 patients open to identity theft. The settlement doesn't include any financial penalties. Instead the company has to add new levels of security to its systems to better protect patient information.
The National Institutes of Health is offering a government-wide contract for information technology that could be worth up to $20 billion. The Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions will last for ten years and covers IT requirements across the entire government.
The House Committee on Space, Science and Technology is asking for a top-to-bottom security review of the HealthCare.gov website. Committee chairman Lamar Smith is asking the Government Accountability Office to do the review.
Health IT public policy initiatives are transforming how quality patient care is delivered and reimbursed at an unprecedented pace. The Conference will focus on realizing the value of health IT through the discussion of critical issues and solutions the healthcare sector is currently facing related to federal health IT policy and healthcare reform, clinical health IT implementation and Meaningful Use initiatives, as well as evolving financial and administrative trends.
Government incentives and overall popularity are having a very positive impact on the electronic health records market.
The health IT industry is booming and that means so are jobs in that arena. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of medical records technicians is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2012 and 2022.
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.
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 , intergovernmental cooperation , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , Al Sloane