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Damon Davis, Director, Health Data Initiative, HHS has reached old age in technology terms. Five years after its launch to make health data more accessible, the technology running the portal is well behind the times. Damon Davis, director for the Health Data Initiative in the Department of Health and Human Services, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the changes coming to later this year.

Tags: Damon Davis , HHS , Health IT , In Depth

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 05:47pm EDT

HHS to modernize health data with portal update

The Department of Health and Human Services is turning to its IdeaLab to make its health data on portal "more liquid," to improve its usability and capability. Damon Davis, the director for the Health Data Initiative, said the new functionality aims to improve internal and external customer experiences.

Tags: Technology , Damon Davis , HHS , IdeaLab , Health IT , Drupal , data sharing , Open government , Symantec , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 07:32am EDT

Managing mobile devices at your agency

Matt Briddell, vice president of Health IT at LCG, Inc., joins host John Gilroy to talk about mobile device management in the federal government.
April 7, 2015

Tags: Technology , Healthcare IT , Health IT , mobile device management , Mobile devices , Matt Briddell , LCG Incorporated , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 07:31pm EDT

How Health IT is revolutionizing the healthcare industry

What is health information technology? How can it transform the practice of healthcare? What is happening to facilitate the adoption and use of Health IT? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Karen DeSalvo , Health IT , HHS

Monday - 04/06/2015, 10:18am EDT

Darin Selnick, Executive Director, Fixing Veterans Health Care Taskforce

The Veterans Independence Act aims to restructure the Veterans Health Administration. The Act comes from the advocacy group Concerned Veterans of America, and it proposes a new business model for the agency that separates veteran health care plans from specific hospitals and facilities. Darin Selnick is executive director of the Fixing Veterans Health Care Taskforce, and senior veterans affairs adviser for Concerned Veterans for America. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said this factor, and three other key factors, will remove the bureaucracy from veterans health care.

Tags: Darin Selnick , Concerned Veterans for America , Veterans Health Administration , Health IT , Veterans Independence Act , In Depth

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 04:36pm EDT

VA seeks budget help to beat back backlog of disability claims appeals

The Veterans Affairs Department is requesting $20 million in fiscal 2016 to move its appeals processes from a mix of paper and electronic processes to only electronic. The additional funding is part of VA's $4.13 billion IT request to Congress.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , VA , Steph Warren , budget , Health IT , Disability backlog , Appeals backlog , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 03:58am EST

DoD must pay for quality, not quantity, to tackle rising health costs

An independent report cites a "fee-for-service" model as a main driver in DoD's rising medical costs, and urges the department to value outcomes over volume in upcoming TRICARE procurement.

Tags: budget , DoD , VA , Technology , Health IT , Center for a New American Security , Peter Levin , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:17am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Big changes to military health care are part of the recommendations to reshape military compensation. Last week, a blue-ribbon panel released its long-awaited report on modernizing the military compensation system. The report included those changes to health care. The recommendation to replace the current TRICARE system has gotten most of the attention, but the panel's commissioners also see a major opportunity to sync up DoD and the Department of Veterans' Affairs health care systems. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission , Veterans Affairs Department , Health IT

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 04:56pm EST

Phil Carter, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

The Department of Defense is making another push for an electronic health record system. One factor is interoperability with the system at the Department of Veterans Affairs. EHRs, and a functional, interoperable system, may become a national security asset. Phil Carter is senior fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans & Society Program at the Center for a New American Security. He participated in a CNAS event called A Conversation About Healthcare Technology as a National Security Asset and Improving Outcomes. Dr. Karen Guice -- the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs -- was one of the speakers. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained what his takeaways were from the event.

Tags: Phil Carter , Center for a New American Security , Health IT , Technology , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:14pm EST
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